Songsmiths’ second single is I Will Never Forget by Ed Privat. It’s a playful, reggae-soaked pop song produced by Rob at The Cooler. I love the easy vibe and the minimal chorus that lets Ed’s voice soar. Next week, the remix. For more Songsmiths music and info, visit songsmiths.co.za.
Songsmiths’ first release is an indie rock song by Club of Suns called Spaceman’s Vertigo (listen below). Recorded and produced by me (Rob) at The Cooler, of course. A couple of different – but also great – songs from COS are currently in the works. They’re less guitar-heavy than Spaceman, instead relying on a keyboard for the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Before a Songsmiths audition video is posted, the audio from the video camera is replaced with the audio I recorded using a studio mic. This is done for sound-quality, but also for balance purposes. In other words, when I place that mic, I make sure that the voice/guitar balance is right so that the vocal […]