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The Studio SOS Book by Dave Lockwood, Hugh Robjohns, Paul White

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Chapter Four

The Recording Space

The majority of project studio operators will have a requirement to record vocals at some time or other, even if all their other instruments come from samplers, soft synths and commercial loops. As long as there’s not too much sound leakage from the outside world or from excessively noisy computers, it’s actually pretty easy to make good vocal recordings almost anywhere, but there’s more to it than simply buying a good mic and preamp. The acoustics of the recording space are massively more important than the precise make and model of microphone or preamp, yet they’re all too often not given the same degree of consideration. Fortunately, when you’re recording vocals you don’t have to treat the whole space, only ...

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