In the first part of this series, we discussed the different vocal layering and arranging techniques common in pop vocal production, in order to help singers produce their own vocal arrangements. Just as crucial to a successful vocal arrangement are the effects a producer uses. A judiciously applied reverb, delay, distortion, or autotune can affect the style and overall sound of the vocal, and make … Continue reading Vocal Production for Singers: Using Layering and Effects to Shape Your Sound (Part 2) // Kelly Hoppenjans
Vocal effects have come a long way since the days of reverb chambers, tape delays, and the autotune explorations of Cher and T-Payne. As the effects have become more advanced and nuanced, vocal production has become a recognizable aspect of a singer’s tone, in addition to their vocal qualities. It’s hard to imagine T-Payne’s voice without the autotune (though we can hear it, and it’s … Continue reading Vocal Production for Singers: Using Layering and Effects to Shape Your Sound (Part 1) // Kelly Hoppenjans
Nashville Voice Teacher Laura Donohue provides the second part of her discussion on helping singers prepare for different scenarios in sound technology microphones. Continue reading How to Collaborate with an Engineer Like a Boss // Laura Donohue
Independent Teacher Laura Donohue discusses ways to help singers trust their voices when switching sounds systems and venues. Continue reading How Microphone Technology Throws Vocalists for a (Auditory Feedback) Loop and What to Do About It // Laura Donohue
Guest blogger Judy Rodman talks about the differences between live singing and studio singing and the ways we teachers can help our students better prepare for recording. She covers preparation, setting up the mic, using headphones, performance psychology, specific vocal techniques, and vocal health.
Here are two great blogs with information about technology and gear for singing. (You can find more blogs in our resource database.) Screenshot: Voice Council Magazine, 29 May 2016 Voice Council Magazine – Tech & Gear Voice Council Magazine is an amazing resource for the commercial singer, which is the site’s target audience. The blog features articles from a wide range of high-level professionals who … Continue reading Voice Technology Blogs