Vocal Recording Session
The Vocal Recording Session Ensemble is designed for vocalists to develop strong communication skills when leading musicians in a studio session. Students work with the basic, overdub, and mixing engineer. Each engineer may have a different approach and with individualized coaching from the professor, students have an opportunity to lead their project (song) in the studio. Vocalists learn the proper terminology to address recording engineers before, during, and after each session. Lead engineers learn how to support and encourage the best performance from the artist, while coordinating with an assistant engineer. The basic engineer and the assisting engineers are responsible for setting up the studio and striking each recording session. Instrumentation set-up ranges from piano/keys, guitar, bass, drums, microphones, DI boxes, headphone mixers, etc. Each recording session includes a rhythm section and other instrumentation as needed. Vocalists contact/notify the basic engineer two days in advance regarding song style and instrumentation.