10 Things to Be Mindful of When Recording Your Own Vocals for Someone Else

In today’s internet age, it’s entirely possible to collaborate with someone on the other side of the planet. It’s wonderful as a producer to be able to hire someone in L.A. to track vocals for me on one of my songs when their sound is exactly what I want and no one that I know in Nashville will fit the part.  I’ve learned in this process what I need from a singer in situations like this, and today I’m going to discuss several aspects of what a singer needs to keep in mind when they are tracking their own vocals on their own gear to send off to a producer.

As a service provider, you want to be great to work with, and you want to give the producer something that sounds fantastic and goes into their track easily and quickly. If you pay attention to the following points, you should be well on your way to that goal.

The Story Behind "Human" - Dedicated to Nichole Nordeman

I'm excited to tell the story behind this song because the past two months' singles had much different inceptions than this release.  Instead of writing to someone else's target given for a pitch opportunity and having to crank it out in a couple of days, this song came to be through the more artistic and organically inspired path.  I simply wrote it because I wanted to. It was something on my heart, the melody just "came to me" as the muse whispered it in my ear, and I documented what was forming in my head as I went about my days.  I'm going to break it down into the various facets and talk about the reasons and creative process.