As always, I get tons of amazing questions from you guys on a daily/weekly basis!
If a singer thinks that there he or she is the world’s greatest singer and they have this amazing range but actually don’t, how do we get that out of them?
The most important thing I’ve ever learned is quite often you need to get them out of themselves. There’s a sort of mystery and kind of bit of BS about recording vocals where people say things like “I need the singer to be in that emotional place.” Well that’s sort of true if you’re writing the song for the first time and demoing it. – I answer this question with more detail in the video below!
Here are this week’s questions:
1. What would you do about a singer who’s not as good as they thinks they are?
2. What do you do when an inexperienced singer or musician has problems to perform well in the studio because of nervousness? Are there any techniques that you use to make these people feel more comfortable?
3. I’m wondering about compression on the way in for rock-pop vocals. What ratio, attack release would you use?
4. You said always the vocal widening… Is that different from the vocal thickening trick?
5. Any chance of a giveaway of one of your new 1173s?
6. When mixing vocals, you compress each track separately or you just compress the buss?