There are such a lot of essential elements when it comes to recording a great vocal sound. The right take, the right mix, and the right microphone all play an enormous role. If you want to enhance your sound, you can always practice your singing, or learn new mixing techniques. However, if you used the incorrect mic, you may be stuck. With all that riding on your choice of vocal microphone, it’s essential to know what it takes to choose the best one. In this article, I’ll go through the basics of selecting a mic to record your vocals and provides recommended microphone choices to suit all types and budgets.

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Vocal tracks are sometimes the loudest, most prominent part of your mix.

They’re the one element in music production that artists of all genres agree deserves special care and attention.

However what really makes an amazing vocal track? The singer and performance are essential, but there’s one other key factor that goes into all great vocal recordings.

Here’s the hard truth for you: there’s no substitute for the right mic—especially when recording vocals.

Good microphone choice often means the difference between a smooth mix process and a frustrating struggle.

It sounds tough, however, it’s not meant to be discouraging. If you understand what’s at stake and the issues that matter most, you’ll never worry about mic choice again.

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Just about 40 years ago, hip-hop was born. Ever since rap has expanded into tons of subgenres and styles. Today every hip-hop and rap subgenre has a completely different sound, even if they still follow the core tenants of rhyme and beat. From the early days of underground New York hip-hop to the twisted sound of UK Drill, the only thing that’s been constant in the genre is change, especially with the evolution of technology. In this article we’ll briefly explore each genre that matters, so you know what’s out there to explore in-depth. Here are 22 rap genres that stick out to us.

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A great vocal can help to build or ruin a track. That’s the reason why top artists and producers pay much attention to recording vocals as well as possible. You may think that fancy pro gear is all it takes to get an amazing sound. However, even the best microphones or fanciest preamps won’t matter in case the performance was poor or the recording wasn’t done right. The real trick to polished, professional tracks is a quality production. It’s a complete process that continues all the way to the final master. Great vocal production goes beyond just the music tools you use to record. It’s everything you do during a session to get the right result for your track. In this article, we’ll explore how to produce a vocal session in just 6 steps—even if you’re just recording yourself.

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What is an 808 in music? The 808 is one of the top iconic sounds in modern music. It’s incredible that a drum sound that was created in the 80s is still so consistently used and sought after today.

You’ll hear 808s in almost trap track in existence. It’s used extensively in pop music and most other forms of electronic music too.

So what makes an 808 so essential to producers and the way you can get pro sounding 808s in your tracks?

In this article, we’ll look at why the 808 is such an appealing sound, where it came from and how to make tracks with perfect 808s.

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In this post, we’ll show you what melody is, why they stick in your brain and the tools you need to write them.

But first, think of your favourite song.

What part of it sticks out in your memory? The chord progression? The bassline?  It’s probably the melody.

Melodies are the most important part of a song that make people remember your songs. But they’re also the hardest to write.

Coming up with great melodies is challenging because it seems like everything has already been done before. Don’t worry, it’s simply not true.

There’s a universe of incredible new melodies out there. You just have to know how the music theory works and then know how to find them.

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