High quality vocals are a key part of any track, and they can make or break your final product. While the tips you receive on how to create an excellent vocal recording will inevitably vary from one individual to the next, most can agree that there are some behaviors that will definitely lead to a poor quality track, and, as such, should be avoided. During the recording process, poor acoustics must be dealt with rather than ignored. You should also be aware of any unintended rumbling on the track, and avoid overdoing it with processing and color. Don’t rush through setting up your headphone mix, and, finally, don’t rush through the recording in general.
- If you aren’t sure about your acoustics, then don’t ignore the situation and hope for the best– try to improve it instead
- Don’t go overboard when it comes to processing and color, and be on the lookout for the presence of rumble on the track
- Don’t rush yourself through the process or you will inevitably make mistakes
“there are some things that you will definitely want to avoid – details that are frequently overlooked. Doing these may be keeping you from achieving great vocal tracks.”