Correct Way Of Recording Vocals?

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by JX21, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. JX21

    JX21 Guest

    I tend to record 3 vocals track for every piece of the song like hook, verse ect.. Then I pan one to the left, one to the right and leave one vocal in the center. I add the same eq, reverb and delay to all of them.
    I heard you can record with only one vocal but if so how do u get it to sound nice and warm like if I used 3 vocals.

    Thank You For Your Time
  2. natural

    natural Active Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    What exactly did you hear?
    Did you hear that a single vocal can sound as thick and warm as a 3 vocal stack?

    Is there an audio example?

    I would say that a single vocal done in the proper environment with a quality mic can sound as good as a stacked vocal done under less than ideal conditions.
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Yes. This is what can happen.

    A great mic. A great chain and a room with only the reflections and the liveliness you want as well as a talented vocalist with a great voice and theres the magic.
  5. JX21

    JX21 Guest

    Well thank you for your replies. I will leave my foolish ways of recording and try this way lol thank u
  6. natural

    natural Active Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Well, to elaborate more - I like the sound of a stacked vocal where there's a dense mix of other instruments. And one could argue that a quality voc done as mentioned above could sound very nice (even better) in a stacked voc mix.
    And if not recorded in an ideal setting, then a stacked voc could possibly get you a better end result as well.
    But all things being equal, A single vocal will generally sound smaller or thinner than a stacked vocal.
    And of course it depends on the style of music.

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