Category Archives: Voice Recording

How to Suck Less at Singing (Even If You’re Really Terrible)

If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re not a great singer (no offense).

You may not feel confident in your voice, or you may want to just sound better with less effects and autotune.

As a session singer, I can give you a couple of tips to help improve your voice!

While there aren’t any magic steps to turn a bad singer into a good one, there are a few hacks that can help you hit those notes a little better.

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Mella Barnes

Mella is a session singer, songwriter and Project Manager with Tunedly. She runs an active music-industry blog at www.mellamusic.com. When she is not working on music or blogging, she is outside with her dogs and rabbit.

The BEST DIY Vocal Booth On A Budget (STEP-BY-STEP)

Looking to record clear, professional vocals on a budget?

A DIY vocal booth is your answer.

In this guide we’ll be covering how to build your own vocal booth at home for a quarter of the price of a professional booth.

But before we start, make sure to download a FREE copy of the blueprints to the Blanket Booth. Having this can save you hours of frustration – trust me.

Not only that, but we’re giving away a free size calculator so that you can make the dimensions of your vocal booth any size you want. You can customize it to exactly fit your space.

Don’t start building the Blanket Booth without it. Grab it here:

 

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Songwriter and producer. Writer at Musician on a Mission. I’m here to help people make music that lasts.

How To Do Voice Overs: A Simple Step-By-Step Guide

Image of Rob Mayzes, author of How To Do A Voice OverWant to learn how to do voice overs? This simple guide is the solution.

Audio engineering is a science. But voice recording is an art.

The voice is a complex thing. You could spend years studying sound and still not know how to produce a voice over that’s near perfect….

Having said that, with the right knowledge and skills you can quite easily learn how to record and mix voice overs that sound better than 99% of the voice recordings out there.

The internet is full of low quality videos, podcasts and voice overs.

But you can be different…

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Audio professional, musician and founder of Musician on a Mission.

How to ACTUALLY Set up Your DAW (Sample Rate and Buffer Size)

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I can remember how much sample rate, bit depth and buffer size confused me when I was younger.

I knew most of the settings worked from trial and error. And back then that was good enough for me.

But I didn’t understand the benefits of a higher bit depth or sample rate. I didn’t understand what buffer size meant, or what I should set it to. Sometimes there would be a delay when I was monitoring, and other times there wouldn’t. And I didn’t know why.

Then I decided to sit down and really get to grips with these parameters and what they meant. That’s when I realised that it really isn’t that complex.

I could spend all day arguing about the pointlessness of super high sample rates, and the theoretical versus practical dynamic range of 32 floating bit.

But you don’t need to know all of that!

All you need is a basic understanding of what these terms, and when to use higher settings.

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Audio professional, musician and founder of Musician on a Mission.

13 of the Best FREE Audio Editors in 2018

ssIt was a lonely quiet night. I hadn’t slept for 20 hours. My coffee was depleted and my energy even more so.

Despite this, I had just spent the last 3 hours of my life searching for an audio editor that would do what I needed.

I had over twenty different pieces of software that had audio editing capabilities. Yet none of them could perform the simple task that I wanted to carry out.

Eventually I found an application that did exactly what I wanted with minimal effort. To be frank, I was ecstatic.

That event inspired me to try out every free audio editor out there and compile this list.

If you are thinking about setting up your own home studio, and you want to start looking at the available free audio editing software out there, you are in the right place.

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Audio professional, musician and founder of Musician on a Mission.