Ed Privat Working the Mic

It’s important for singers to learn how to “work the mic” like Ed here. If you maintain the same position relative to the mic through loud and soft passages you not only run the risk of clipping or overdriving the capsule, you are going to have to hit a compressor pretty hard to tame the […]

Recording Electric Guitar and Vocals With One Microphone

You know I’ve been doing these one-mic recordings for Songsmiths? Well, so far the musicians auditioning have played acoustic guitars, but Katleho arrived with an electric and a practice amp. Should I mic the amp separately? Nah. I placed the amp on a chair facing Katleho and the vocal mic – in omni – pretty […]

Recording a Voice-Over with LM Radio Personalities

What a pleasure it was to watch these seasoned voice-over professionals work. Two of them earned their stripes on-air and are currently personalities on LM Radio. As you can imagine, not everyone can carry a radio show. You have to be articulate, spontaneous, fun and creative. You also have to be a bit of an […]