144th AES CONVENTION Workshop W06: The Art of Vocal Production

AES Milan 2018
Workshop W06

Wednesday, May 23, 14:45 — 16:15 (Arena 3 & 4)

W06 - The Art of Vocal Production

Wes Maebe, RAK Studios/Sonic Cuisine - London, UK
Barry Marshall, The New England Institute of Art - Boston, MA, USA
Mandy Parnell, Black Saloon Studios - London, UK
Marek Walaszek, Addicted to Music Studio - Warsaw, Poland

Producing great vocals of course requires the best gear chain of microphone, mic pre, etc., as well as a good acoustic space. But what about all of the factors that have nothing to do with gear: atmosphere, drama, mood, psychology, phrasing, coaching, and preproduction? And what about practical considerations like scheduling, comfort level, doubling (or not), harmony, “comping” vs. complete takes, and simply recognizing the peak vocal performance? Our panel will examine these “extra-technical” considerations in getting that great take.

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