In this video we talk about the basic principals of recording vocals with a condenser microphone.
I'm showing with Natalie Jansen an Apprentice from the Recording Connection some techniques and tricks on how to capture a great vocal sound and make the artists feel comfortable, so they can deliver a great performance.
Working with Apprentices has been a hugely rewarding experience for me!
Over the last few years many of my Assistant Engineers have gone to be incredibly successful.
Phil Allen who Assisted, Engineered, Co Produced and Co Wrote with me won a Grammy for recording Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’. Brian Joseph who was my Assistant for The Fray’s self titled second album won a Grammy for Bon Iver’s second album. Robin Holden who Assisted and Engineered for me now is a very successful creating music for Film, TV and Commercials.
They say that you will never learn as much as when you teach. The truth is as I explain recording basics I am constantly reminded of subtle things that can influence capturing great performances.
Ultimately creating an environment where an Artist can perform is the most important thing!
The basic technical side must be understood but it shouldn’t our main focus.
I hope you enjoy the video!
Have a marvellous time recording and mixing,
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