The vocals are the focal point of most songs, and a great performance is necessary to sell the song. A mediocre performance can sink the song no matter how great the tracks are. One of the hardest things about making a record is trying to record a singer who is uncomfortable. Even a seasoned pro sometimes can’t do her best unless the conditions are just right. If you’re a producer, you frequently run into one of the following scenarios though.
The vocalist keeps singing sharp or flat.
The vocalist keeps belting it out when the song calls for a softer sound.
The singer isn’t hitting the high notes like you know he can do.
Here’s a video from my new Music Producer Formula course that shows the techniques to overcome these problems and more.