In this free tutorial video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes you through the process of recording your first vocal performance into Pro Tools. From choosing and setting up your microphone to getting the levels set correctly and giving your artist some comfort reverb, James shows you some of the tips and tricks he uses to get a great performance using a minimal amount of equipment.
James starts by talking a little about good microphone technique. How far to stand away from the mic and a little about the proximity effect that can affect the sound of your recordings with dynamic mics.
He then talks about pop shields of filters to control a vocalist's plosives and setting a good level into Pro Tools.
A great many of us ignore the basics when record the voice but with a little care and attention you can get a fantastic take with very little equipment.