Audio Vision Studios Miami

As audio engineers, we all know that recording sessions can sometimes be stressful and intense. We’re not just responsible for capturing the sound of the artist, but also for creating a comfortable and creative environment where the artist can perform at their best. However, there are a few things that audio engineers should never do in a recording session with a singer. Here are three of them:

1. Don’t tell the singer that they’re flat, sharp or out of tune

You might be thinking, “But isn’t it my job to make sure they’re in tune?” Yes, it is. However, there are better ways to go about it than simply saying “You’re flat.” or “You’re out of tune.” Try instead to offer constructive feedback, such as “I think we can try that again and focus on hitting those notes a little more accurately.” or “Let’s take a quick break and try some vocal warm-ups to help you hit those notes more easily.” Remember, the goal is to help the singer improve, not to make them feel bad about their performance.

2. Don’t make the singer feel rushed

Recording sessions can be time-consuming, and it’s easy to fall into the trap of trying to rush things along. However, this is a surefire way to make the singer feel stressed and anxious, which can negatively impact their performance. Instead, take the time to create a relaxed and comfortable environment where the singer feels free to take their time and do their best work. Remember, the quality of the performance is more important than how quickly it’s recorded.

3. Don’t make the singer feel uncomfortable

This should go without saying, but unfortunately, it’s not always the case. As an audio engineer, it’s important to be professional and respectful at all times. Avoid making comments that could be interpreted as inappropriate or offensive, and always be mindful of the singer’s comfort level. This includes making sure the recording space is clean and comfortable and being aware of any personal boundaries that the singer may have.

In conclusion, there are many things that an audio engineer can do to help create a successful recording session, but there are also a few things that should be avoided at all costs. By following these simple guidelines, you’ll be able to create a comfortable and creative environment where the singer can perform at their best. And who knows, you might even become the go-to engineer for all the top artists in the industry!