Top 11 Best Tips For Compressing Vocals
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Top 11 Best Tips For Compressing Vocals

Vocals are often the most important element of a song and mix, while compression is certainly one of the essential mixing tools. When it comes to compressing vocals, there are no simple step-by-step instructions; no vocalist, performance, or mix is the same. However, there are certain considerations we should take into account when compressing vocals,…

Top 11 Best Online Resources To Learn How To Sing
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Top 11 Best Online Resources To Learn How To Sing

Online learning resources, be it courses, videos, written content, one-on-one coaching, apps, et cetera, provide fantastic opportunities to learn (and teach) how to sing and understand music more generally. Though nothing truly beats dedicated in-person singing/vocal lessons, there are many excellent online alternatives. Note that by “resources,” I’m not only referring to video tutoring and…

Why Do Singers Put Their Mouths On The Microphone?
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Why Do Singers Put Their Mouths On The Microphone?

If you are an avid fan of live music performances, you may have noticed how some singers’ mouths will regularly touch their respective vocal microphones. Some artists have picked up the habit by observing their peers, while others do so for specific performance-enhancing purposes. Why do singers put their mouths on the microphone? The primary…

Top 8 Best Microphones Under $150 For Recording Vocals
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Top 8 Best Microphones Under $150 For Recording Vocals

When developing an interest in audio recording, people tend to want to start recording their voices. The first logical question typically has to do with microphone choice. In this article, we’ll go over (in a sort of beginner’s guide sort of way) the best budget microphones for recording vocals that cost less than $150. The…

Top 10 Best Microphones Under $500 For Recording Vocals
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Top 10 Best Microphones Under $500 For Recording Vocals

Vocals are often to most forefront elements in a musical mix, and so recording vocals to the best of our abilities is critical when recording music. There are many vocal microphones on the market, and, fortunately, many great vocal microphones have price tags under $500. The Top 10 Best Microphones Under $500 For Recording Vocals…

Top 12 Best Microphones Under $1,000 For Recording Vocals
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Top 12 Best Microphones Under $1,000 For Recording Vocals

One of the first questions recording artists and engineers have when they begin practicing is something along the lines of “what is the best microphone for recording vocals?” The following concern is generally price (the top-performing vocal mics are awfully expensive). This article will provide you with 12 of the best mid-budget vocal mics for…

Top 11 Best Microphones For Recording Vocals
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Top 11 Best Microphones For Recording Vocals

When getting into music and/or recording, one of the first questions we find ourselves asking is, “what are the best vocal microphones?” This seemingly simple question is actually quite complex, and there are plenty of answers. In this article, we’ll go through the top 11 best microphones for vocals, focusing particularly on the recording of…

What Microphones Types Are Best For Singing? (Live & Studio)
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What Microphones Types Are Best For Singing? (Live & Studio)

When we hear a great singing performance, there is often a microphone capturing the vocalist’s sound. This is always true of a recorded performance and often the case in live concerts. What kind of microphones are best for singing? The best microphones for singing are subjective. Most often, the best singing mic is dependent on…

Best Microphones For Live Vocal Performances
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Best Microphones For Live Vocal Performances

Whether you’re a vocalist, a venue owner, or an audio technician, having an arsenal of vocal microphones for live performance will help immensely in your success. Of all the live vocal mics, one microphone rules them all. Top Live Vocal Microphone Recommendation: When at a live musical performance, chances are the vocalists will be singing…

Best Studio Microphones For Recording Rap/Hip-Hop Vocals
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Best Studio Microphones For Recording Rap/Hip-Hop Vocals

So it’s time to step up your rap career and start recording. Whether you’re the rapper or the producer, a quality microphone is essential for recording quality vocals. Rapping vocals are particularly percussive (compared to singing, for example) and so we may tailor our microphone specifically to rapping.  Top 2 Studio Microphone Recommendations For Rap…

Best Studio Microphones For Recording Scream Vocals
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Best Studio Microphones For Recording Scream Vocals

I grew up on metal and hardcore musical genres. The aggressive, raw sound really drew me in. A big source of this raw aggression is, of course, found in the “screaming” vocals. So, when recording, what is the best microphone for capturing the essence of scream vocals? Top Studio Microphone Recommendations For Scream Vocals: The…