Singers often wonder how they can improve their voice and broaden their skillset. Learning a new technique takes time and patience, and can often be difficult to master. One of the techniques that I personally have found most difficult to learn is belting. Every time I watch a singing competition I think, “my goodness, how […]
Have you ever wondered what it takes to have the best vocal performance of your life? There are many factors to consider when you have a big gig coming up. You want to focus on what you eat, what you drink, and how much you sleep. In her article, “The Three Day Rule: Performance Prep […]
Nathan Bowers from AEA (Audio Engineer Associates) shows us first-hand some of the highlights of the new RBQ2 preamp.
Love Your Larynx — Singers are like athletes. We may not use our pectoral muscles, biceps and deltoids, but we use a fine set of muscles in our craft.
Gift ideas for musicians, from guitarists to keyboardists, drummers, wind musicians, and everyone in between.
This is probably why Autotune infuriates so many serious musicians: those variations in pitch aren’t mistakes in the performance; they are the performance. If you clean up those “errors” and quantize everything to the “correct” pitches, all you’re left with is dry, robotic music.
Most singers at the recreational level have had little or no training. But, according to speech pathologist and voice consultant Joanna Cazden, this can put them at risk for vocal strain. “Who would run a half-marathon without learning a bit about running technique and pacing? Singing is equally athletic, just with tinier muscles! But people are […]