Vocal Performance

This is the way I attempt to capture my vocal performance

Technical Arrangements

  • Rode NT2A microphone with pop shield (pop shield is essential)
  • Position 6 inches to 12 inches from the pop shield
  • Closed back headphones, all backing music panned 100% left, vocal monitoring¬† panned 100% right (I find I can best hear myself by doing this)
  • Mix/loudness in headphones determined to encourage singing volume/attitude appropriate to style of music (if your vocal monitoring is relatively mixed too loud, then you will tend to compensate by singing more softly … and vice versa)


  • Make sure mind remains fully focused throughout take

How do you approach recording vocals?

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