Helpful Hints: Recording Your Own Vocals

Jennifer Hamady is a voice coach and counselor specializing in emotional issues that interfere with self-expression. Based in New York City, Jennifer works in private practice with musicians and non-musicians alike to discover, develop, and confidently release their best personal, professional, and performance voices. Her clients include Grammy, CMA, Emmy, and Tony award-winners, as well as corporate clients across a wide array of industries. Jennifer’s insights and experiences have been captured in her book: The Art of Singing: Discovering and Developing Your True Voice, heralded as a breakthrough in the psychology of personal and musical performance. She also writes regularly for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. * * * * A client recently emailed me with some great questions about recording vocals in his home studio. I hope you find his experience and my thoughts helpful. Happily, my next book for Hal Leonard, Singing on Stage and in the Studio will be finished soon and will address these issues in greater depth. Hi Jen, I am at home trying to record vocals on a demo of one of my songs, but it's sort of a disaster. I’ve been doing takes for a while and everything in playback sounds completely…

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