Ok let me start with this, “With out great vocals in very hard to recognize a great song!” What makes a great vocal you ask? I will highlight a few areas to give you an idea…but before I do that let me assure you a great vocal isn’t much with out a great song as the two go hand and hand. It is a great song which bring recognition to ones own “vocal talent” and a great song well I will have plenty of time to get into that in another blog.
What Makes A Great Vocal Highlights:
- Pitch: “Are you on key?”
- Emotion: “Do I believe what you are saying?”
- Relatability: “Can I relate to it?”
- Record Quality: “High quality recording.”
These 4 things are the life blood of a captivating vocal. Miss just one of these four and you miss your fans and/or any potential new fans.
Be Blessed- Stay Humble, Isaac Reain
Hey guys this evening I have been sitting in the recording studio surfing the web/youtube for new music and new artist and I happened to stumble across a previously unknown artist I had worked with in LA. I produced several songs for them one that I produced has got over 4.5 million plays not bad for an independent! Rock on…I am glad to see it’s moving along keep it up! I am such a music fan and not of any particular genre either I just plain love good music! I am a fan of pop, pop rock, hip hop, rnb, country, gospel, classic rock, new age jazz and many other forms of great music! To me its all about the song, memorable melody lines and the words more than anything else because that to me is the root of music!
Speaking of Youtube there is so much weird stuff on there its kind of freaky and I don’t think youtube is for kids! Dear God can we get better video and content filter? Even I sometimes I get sucked into weird stuff that I didn’t want to watch and I have to smack myself in the face to snap out of it. The dreaded look of the disgust on my face while watching some of these videos, I am sure its leaving imprints “in” my monitor…Somehow its melting the pixels and leaving a permanent negative energy trail that looks a lot like this
Anyways I felt productive today! I washed laundry and even hopped into the recording studio for a minute to work on a couple forthcoming songs! I hope you guys are well…
Be Blessed- Seek Humility, Isaac Reain
Welcome to our first blog post! I just wanted to give you the heads up we will be talking a lot here about life and music and everything related PLUS unrelated stuff too!
We will put audio editing and mixing and mastering tips as well as software and music production tips too! We hope you will find our advice useful and our blog entertaining! Recording Studio LA would like to thank all of clients through out the years its is because of you that we can continue doing what we do and what we love which is music!
The first and most important thing about music production is knowing how to use your equipment/software because with today technology you can make professional quality music inside just about any format. However the recording of vocals and acoustic instruments, drums, guitars and pianos etc is a different creature all together. This requires very refined equipment, microphone cables, soundcards and the whole shebang, but simply making beats or musical instrumentals using virtual instruments is far less critical.
There are so many options out there when talking virtual instrument it’s hard to choose the best my suggestion is to go with brand name companies that everyone knows. They will almost always be up to par and they have a reason to protect themselves against releasing some half finished sloppy products.
My second suggestion when trying to write a hit record is #1 listen to hit records and ask your self a few simple questions: How does it sound? How does it feel? What is the music itself saying? How do the words and melody work together to capture the listeners attention? Once you can dig deeply into that you will start to understand how music works more clearly and you will find yourself much closer to writing one these masterpieces! As with all things “practice makes perfect” or truth be told “practice refines”. So first listen to what others have done, break it down until it makes sense to you and then practice “PRACTICE”.
Be Blessed, Stay Humble – Isaac Reain