Almost three months ago, we reported about the bass recording for the modern rock track called "Come Back". During that period, we wrote the song's lyrics and finally could start tracking the vocals for the production, starting with the vocal shouts. The song consists of two vocalists, one shouter and one clean, melodic vocalist. Combining those two different styles and voices allows us to target a broader audience and achieve a more pop-ish result. Thus, people that usually do not listen to rock music that includes shouts may connect easier with the song. Let me tell you briefly how we recorded the shouts for "Come Back".
This time, a mobile recording was requested by the artist. Kim Rese, shouter of the German progressive metalcore band We Scrape The Sky, allowed us to record him at the band's rehearsal room near Cologne. The vocals were recorded with a Shure SM 7B that is commonly used for metal vocals or in situations where the room's acoustic is not optimised. The microphone was plugged into a Universal Audio Apollo Twin audio interface that emulated a Neve 88RS channel strip in real time thanks to its Unison technology and let us create two independent headphone mixes for the artist and recording engineer. Aston's Halo reflection shield was used to eliminate room sound on the recording further. See the equipment list for details and links to the used gear.
|Interface/Preamp||Universal Audio Apollo Twin|
|Microphone||Shure SM 7B|
|Reflexion Filter||Aston Microphones Halo Shadow|
|Headphones (Vocalist)||Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro/80 Ohm|
|Headphones (Engineer)||Vision Ears VE-3|
What Is Next?
After the final editing of the shouts is done, we will start with the mixdown process. At the same time, we continue our search of a clean vocalist who meets our expectations and fits the sound and vibe. Subsequent vocal recordings are then planned to be scheduled as soon as possible.