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We usually see a very high volume of people who come to the studio to record their vocals, but often enough, what seems like an easy/ fun job usually end up becoming a daunting task. This blog is written with the intention that clients know what preparation is required before they step into the recording studio and it becomes considerably easier for them to record their vocals. Gray Spark is one of the best song recording studio in Pune with diverse range of solutions and services for all your recording requirements.

  • Know your Vocal Range:

Yes, everybody wants to be able to sing like ‘Adele’ but not everyone has a vocal range like her. Knowing how high or low you can sing and what key is ideal for your voice is always a good idea. Knowing this information, you can inform your recording engineer about this and ensure that you don’t end up stressing your voice, in turn getting a better recording of your voice

  • Dynamics:

This is singlehandedly one of the things that sets apart the amateurs from the professionals. Recording inside the studio is like looking at your voice through a magnifying glass. Every small detail and artifact gets enhanced, unlike singing in the bathroom where it’s mostly just the reverb. Among the things that get amplified, the one thing that people miss out on most is Dynamics.  Dynamics essentially is the control you have on your voice in terms of volume and expression.  Imagine this, the microphone is like an ear that captures your voice, when placed in front of a voice that has a very big dynamic range i.e. can be too soft and loud, your ear will find this sound unappealing. But on the other hand, a trained voice will know how loud certain parts of the song should be, how loud or soft certain words should be so that they bring out the most emotion.  A good way is to look for the dynamics in the song you want to do and practice them over.

  • Pitch:

This one goes without saying, if you can’t sing in pitch it’s going to sound bad. Yes, there is always auto tune, but there is only so much even a computer can do. If you’re out of pitch and use a tuning plugin, it most definitely ends up sounding robotic. Usually, it takes time to be able to hear pitch and if you’re going sharp or flat. There is a very simple exercise to amend this; it’s called a ‘Tanpura’. Tanpura is an instrument with a drone like element that plays different notes from the scale that you choose. The idea is to pick out a note form the Tanpura and keep singing it so that your vocal chords get used to the note.

  • Expression:

This one is also equally important and usually left out. This is what defines your voice from any other voices out there. The expression of your voice is what gives your vocals a certain ‘goosebumps’ like character. It takes time to find your expression, but once you know which direction you want it to head in then it’s just a matter of practice.

If you need any further assistance with vocal recording, you can subscribe to our newsletter by dropping us your contact details at contact us@gray-spark.com and we can keep you posted about workshops that we conduct at our music recording studio in Pune.

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