At a family wedding in Jamaica just over a year ago, Inspired to get back into music and finally build the home studio I’ve always wanted. From then on I spent the entire year learning and honing my craft, everything from production, home recording and mixing.
I mostly record rap vocals in my home studio, which I prefer to have a dry clean sound. Of course it’s a well-known fact that apartments are the best place in the world for recording vocals (more like the worst). So I thought I’d share with you what I’ve learned and how I’ve setup my space. Using moving some moving blankets and good positioning I’ve been able to cut down on unwanted room acoustics.
Here’s a song I recently recorded at home to give you a sense of the quality I’m getting.
What gear am I using for vocal recording?
- Audio-Technica AT4040 – condenser microphone
- Kaotica Eyeball – portable mic booth
- Focusrite 6i6 – audio interface / mic pre-amp
So in this video you will see a breakdown of my apartment, where and what I use to record vocals and a few vocal demos of different locations in my apartment to see why I chose the spot I record in.