A careful blend of encouragement and tough love can be required if your vocalist turns up poorly prepared. Here are some tips to get them up to speed and get the best take possible.
EastWest’s Hollywood Series has been phenomenally successful and for years now has been my personal “go to.” The choirs are the latest entry in the series.
Getting a great vocal performance isn't just about your technical skills, all kinds of human factors play a part too. Matt Vanacoro shares his experiences with these 8 top tips.
Are you using your pop filter as effectively as possible? Here's a live action video explaining how to set it up correctly for different kinds of vocal performance.
It’s not just singing that people record – voiceover is an integral part of all kinds of media workflows too. Here are five ways you can improve your VO recordings.
Creating good harmonies for vocals involves more than just tweaking some plug-ins. Joe Albano explains the musical theory behind getting harmony just right.
The ISOVOX 2 really takes things to the next level as far as acoustic isolation is concerned, providing an all-round solution for serious acoustic treatment. Lynda Arnold gave it a whirl.
Understanding some basics about harmony will help you to improve both your composition and improvisational skills while singing. This short video explains why.
Using short bursts of frequency modulation as a sample kicks in is a great way to add bite and attack and help them stand out. Find out how it works in this short video.
Why turn to a synth when a voice can do just as well, and sounds great? Here's how to achieve great results with a voice instead of a synth in Ableton Live.
Getting a great vocal sound is easier when you know some production tricks. Double tracking is a good one to have in your toolbox!
Vocal pitch editing has come to Reason and it’s both simple to use and powerful in helping you to fix any vocal recordings!
This is Vocaloid 4 in a nutshell: you type in lyrics, input a melody and Vocaloid transforms that into a realistic human singing voice. The Cyber Songman library gives you a US male virtual singer.
VocALign Pro 4 automatically analyzes the patterns of two audio signals and edits one to match the timing of the other. If you're editing audio could this be your new best friend? Sara Simms finds out
Jussi from the clever folks at Klevgränd is a unique, if not eerie, new synthesizer. It emulates a man singing. Yes, you can expect to make some rather lovely sounding male vocal emulations using it.