How to Prepare My Vocals before Going to the Recording Studio?

How to Prepare My Vocals before Going to the Recording Studio?


Vocal recording in a studio can be stressful for several reasons. Studio time is generally expensive and music artists are under pressure to deliver the best possible sound. However, the quality of the recording is dependent on numerous other aspects, including vocal health, environment, mood, and familiarity with your external voice, which makes vocal recording particularly difficult. Here are some tips for a successful vocal recording session in a professional recording studio, focusing on tips for recording vocals.

. Memorize the song No one would indeed know if you were recording the words held in front of you. However, once you transit from the "on-book" to the "off-book" phase, you could feel amazing things happen. Increased attention can be paid to emotion, articulation, riffs, runs, scoops, straight tones, assaults and releases, and much more. Get off the book if you have the time to ensure that the music truly comes from within.

· Record and listen to your song critically Even if you are only using an app to record on your phone, try to replicate the real recording session at home. By actually recording, you should be able to identify areas that require further attention or improve the way your session is organized. Is it necessary to record the quiet, verses before the loud, choruses? Or the other way around? Have you experienced phlegm problems after eating a cheese sandwich an hour ago? Have you noticed that the emotional delivery lacks focus and is a bit flat overall? Get a music-loving friend to listen to this "scratch track" version and offer comments.

· Take Enough Rest You want to make sure you get a good night's sleep the night before your vocal recording session. A vocalist who has had enough sleep makes a tremendous difference from one who hasn't.

Your body will prioritize all the other systems that keep you alive and your metabolism going above singing if you don't get enough sleep. Singing is not very vital from an evolutionary standpoint, thus your brain will always prioritize everything else that keeps you alive.

Regretfully, this implies that if you haven't gotten enough sleep, you won't sound as good.

· Hydrate yourself In addition to drinking water throughout the session, try your best to stay hydrated in the hours leading up to it. To stay hydrated during the session, bring lots of water. If you have trouble with phlegm, adding a lemon wedge to your water can help break it up. Your vocal folds and all other tissues involved in singing will remain pleasant and supple if the temperature is warm or room temperature.

· Eat Well it's crucial to watch what you eat on the day of your vocal recording session as well as in the days before. One of the simplest strategies to maintain the peak performance of your voice is to maintain a healthy diet.

If you want to maintain the finest possible voice quality, avoid eating or drinking anything that could trigger allergies or reflux. This entails staying away from things like dairy, gluten, nuts, alcohol, caffeine, and even fried or spicy foods. Additionally, stay away from anything that will make you feel heavy or constrained.

On the other hand lean-protein, high-vegetable diet or keto diet tends to keep your voice functioning well.

· Be Mentally Fit Make sure to plan your time effectively to avoid being rushed or running behind schedule. See if you can reschedule without incurring any fees if you had some issues the previous night. Before the session, take some time to relax, practice meditation, find some quiet, or do anything else that will help you focus and clear your thoughts.

· Warm Up Lastly, before you record your vocals, make sure you warm up. You can have two rounds of warm-up one lengthier and the other shorter.

The extended warm-up should last for 30 to 45 minutes a few hours before the recording session. The second vocal warm-up should be about fifteen minutes before you record.

A few hours will pass between your vigorous vocal warm-up earlier in the day and your actual recording, allowing your voice to rest while remaining warm. You want to be warmed up for your recording without being overly tired.


Thus, these tips will help you record your song in the best way.

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