In this course, I outline a step-by-step approach to recording vocals at home and how to get great sounding results.
I cover the entire process, from start to finish, so that even if you know little to nothing about recording, after completing this course, you’ll be able to record professional sounding vocals tracks at home (in your bedroom, your basement, wherever).
I’ll cover everything from what gear you need (and even list budget recommendations that still yield great results), cover recording techniques, talk about how to deal with too much reverb in your recordings, and show you how to actually record on your computer using Studio One (which is, in my opinion, one of the best and easiest to use recording programs).
On top of that, if there was something I missed, something you wish I went into further detail, or something that you wish I had covered but didn’t, you’ll be able to get in touch with me one-on-one to ask me any questions you have and get help with any trouble you might be having. You’ll even be able to suggest some content for future updates to the course (which you’ll have access to forever after purchasing the course one time).
So with all that said, let’s take a deeper look at everything I’ll be covering…
What Gear You Need
First up, I’ll cover exactly what gear you need in order to record quality vocal tracks at home. And no, it won’t be thousand of dollars in equipment, I suggest budget-minded gear that you can use to get great results.
In this module, I cover:
- What microphone to choose and the benefits of each
- What an audio interface is and why you need one
- What type of headphones to use when recording
- Microphone cables
- Microphone stands and why you should avoid buying cheap stands
How To Position Your Microphone & Yourself When Recording
Next up, I cover how to position your microphone to capture a natural representation of your voice and allow you to remain in a comfortable position during recording. I also cover where to position yourself when recording and the ideal distance to stand away from the microphone.
Where To Record & How To Deal With Poor Room Acoustics
From there, I’ll talk about where to record in your room to avoid audio reflections from being captured in your recording and how to deal with poor room acoustics (to get a dry vocal) using cost-effective, DIY methods.
How To Record Your Vocals On Your Computer Using Studio One
Moving on, I’ll show you how to record your vocals to your computer using a DAW, or in other words, a recording program.
Specifically, I’ll show you how to do this in Studio One (which has free and paid versions). I’ll cover:
- How to start your first song
- How to add a track for recording
- Different ways you can record multiple takes
- How to use presets to create a monitor mix for your vocals (for example, if you want reverb on your vocals when tracking)How To Edit Your Vocals To Create The Perfect Vocal Take
In addition to showing you how to record your vocals in Studio One, I’ll also show you how to comp your vocals.
Comping is the process of slicing and editing multiple recording takes to create one perfect take. I’ll show you how you can record your vocals multiple times and pick apart the best performance from each section to create a perfect vocal recording.
How To Setup Your Audio Interface
If you need any help setting up your audio interface, I’ll even show you how to set it up on your computer and in Studio One.
How To Control Studio One Remotely
Lastly, I’ll cover how you can use Studio One remotely so you don’t need to worry about running to your microphone when you hit record.