Professional Sound - Indepth

Recording Vocals by David Bendeth

“Sometimes in the studio vocalists have a problem with headphones. They have a problem hearing pitch, because of delay, so I will bring them into the control room and let them sing through the speakers (once I have reversed the phasing on one of the speakers). This allows me to record the vocals live with little or no bleed through to the track. Vocalists should be six to ten feet from the speakers for this to work effectively. Regular settings on the mic (U87 or AKG 414).”

David Bendeth – vice-president of A&R (BMG Canada), producer (Big House, Regatta).

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