You can be a great singer when it comes to live performances, but the vocal recording is another story. Just because you can sing well, doesn’t mean you will sound good at records. It really takes a lot of preparation. To become a recording artist, you need to learn a lot before doing that. So here are some vocal recording tips for beginners.
The first and most important thing when it comes to recording is the diction. Be prepared that your voice will sound a lot difference in the record, than it does in real life. The most common issue is that when pronouncing some sounds a strong blast of air is being expelled. Those are such sounds as p and b. When you are talking in a real fife usually no one notices that, bet at the record these blasts hit the microphone and they are very outspoken. Something similar happens when pronouncing such sounds as f and h. So you need to exercise your voice so it wouldn’t blast so much air when pronouncing these sounds. Of course, there are some filters used to avoid this problem, but still, they can be heard, so work on your pronunciation while singing.
In record every aspect of your voice will sound lot more specific. That means you need to work on your voice even more. Every singer needs to know how exactly he wants his voice to sound and work on that, but if you want to become a recording artist, be sure you will have to practice a lot harder. Breathing, tone, register, height and all the other aspects of your voice will be on the plate. So before real recording in studio, practice your recording voice at home.
As the nuances of voice are so important in recording, be sure that you have the best vocal health while recording. If you have some minor voice problems that are not disturbing you while singing at live, you won’t be able to record. So if you know that you will have to record songs soon, protect your voice in any possible way. Don’t talk much, drink a lot of water, eat healthy, sleep well and train your voice every day. As it was mentioned before, your voice in the record will sound very nuanced.
Beside the technical aspects, it is also important to make the song sounds emotional. In live performances it is lot easier, because the audience sees the emotions of the singer, but in the record it’s all about the expression of voice. For example, if it’s a sad song, than to need to really feel that. You can sing slowly, but if that won’t be inlay and there will be some playful manner in your voice, no one will believe the lyrics. Dispose yourself before recording.
The last thing that should be taken into consideration is the posture. If you’re a live performer, you’re probably used to gesticulate with your arms and clap the rhythm, but you can’t do that while recording. All of that makes some disturbing sounds that can ruin the record, so get rid of all these habits.