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3 Common mistakes when recording vocals

3 common mistakes when recording vocals

Are you new in home recording? Have you finished your home studio recently? Take a look to these 3 common mistakes when recording vocals to learn how to avoid them.

If you are a beginner in home recording, it’s normal to make mistakes in your first sessions. This information is basic but, if you are new in this world, it’s going to be very useful for you.

1) Mono Channel

This is mandatory. In a recording session, when you are recording vocals, you will need to set a Mono channel for it.
In every DAW you have the ability to choose Stereo or Mono when creating a new channel. Voices must be in Mono all the time.

stereo and mono channels about 3 common mistakes when recording vocals
This is how looks a Stereo and Mono channel.

2) Gain Level

The second common mistakes is to set a bad gain level. If you put a lot of gain to the voice input, it will distort the voice. If you put a low level of gain in your voice input and you will have issues leveling and mixing your voice tracks. You have to find a balance and get around -6db in the input volume.

gain level when recording vocals
Set up a good gain level

3) Anti-pop

The final one in this article about 3 common mistakes when recording vocals is the use of a anti pop filter. This is not a posh feature to look more professional when recording. You will need this while recording because it filters the noise made it by the p and b sound. 
If you don’t use this item, you will have distorsion if in lot of parts of your vocal recording.

Anti pop filter with a microphone
Pop filter

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