One of the first questions a singer asks is, Q.
Why do I have to sing in a little tiny booth or small space with baffles around? A.
The answer is simply, you don't have to! If the main room is designed properly there is no need to have the singer isolated, and in doing so makes for a better more relaxed atmosphere when recording. We like the singer to feel as if they are part of the project and not just there to sing. Q.
Are some studios better than others for recording vocals? A. The studio itself has little to do with it, more so it is the engineer and/or producer. Many uninspiring results have come from megabucks studios and some real gems from the smaller project studios. It's the people involved rather than the place or fancy equipment, that make the difference. Q.
What should a singer be looking for in a studio? A. That the engineer or producer has a musical ear! It doesn't matter how good you can turn the knobs, if you can't help a singer get the best performance, you are wasting your time. Q. What questions should a singer ask to find out if the engineer/producer knows his/her business? A.
The best answer a studio engineer/producer can give is to play you some samples of projects he/she has personally done.