The first step is to have the right recording equipment ready. The choice of recording equipment depends on how high the requirements are. If you are learning initially, you can use a computer, a mixer, a sound card, a microphone, a speaker, and a recording software. Of course, the use of better equipment will have higher requirements, a high-quality sound card details more powerful, after all, good sound quality should start from the sound source. And high-quality recording software supports multi-device recording, so that your recording range is wider.
Pay attention to the placement of the microphone. When recording, there must be a certain distance between the mouth and the microphone. If it is too close, it is easy to hear the breathing sound. If the sound recorded too far is not clear, the effect is not obvious. Using a noise-proof net is the best way.
Also pay attention to the level. Make sure your recording level is within the green range to prevent audio from being clipped. In this way, it is possible to avoid unnecessary noise during the late downmixing. In addition, the higher the level of the sound, the more detailed the quantization in the digital sound, that is, the less loss of the details of the sound, so that we can get a more realistic and fuller sound.
Pay attention to environmental noise. When recording, try to choose a quiet place, the sound insulation of the wall is very important. If you accidentally enter the noise and want to solve it through post-processing, this is a very troublesome thing. The audio can be modified in the later stages, but the result of the modification depends on the quality of the original audio. Good recording is equal to good mix, and vice versa.
Keep the intonation. Much equipment will run out during the recording process, so it is important to re-tune. When you sing, don't hold the idea that you can solve all problems by automatically tuning. A good recording with perfect pitch, although it takes a few more attempts, is worth it. Record dry sound: It is best to record all vocals and instrument sounds without the addition of any automatic effects. In this case, you can have more flexibility in post-production. Once you've used additional effects in your recordings, it becomes a permanent feature of this audio and cannot be removed later. If you want to use any effect, try to keep it to a minimum.
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