When recording vocals in your own home, there are a few pesky aspects that are worth looking into. To begin, there are sounds called 'plosives' that can cause distortion to sound. These sounds ('p's, and 'b's) can be minimized by the use of a machine called a pop filter. This is a worthwhile addition to any home studio. Because the best microphones are meant to pick up all noises, it is important to pick a spot in your home that has the least amount of ambient sound and it is best to insulate that area.
- It's possible to record great vocals with a home based setup, and the home space can put a vocalist at ease
- To achieve the best sound, start with investing in a good quality cardioid condenser microphone
- Every space is different and you will need to experiment to find the ideal spot for recording
“For all the challenges you’ll face recording in a home studio, vocals can be one of the most difficult.”