Ask Joe #66 – Record Guitar and Vocals Simultaneously

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Questions covered this week:

  • How should I use my 7 inputs when tracking drums?
  • Should I use 2 microphones on a lead vocal?
  • What’s the best way to record vocals and guitar at the same time?

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A Drill, a Closet, and a New Tracking Room

Recording in a home studio can be great, but we’re all aware of its shortcomings. If we are lucky, we have a dedicated room to record in. However, we have to use that room as both a control room and a tracking room. Simply put, if you are recording a musician, that musician is in the same room that you are recording in.

That’s not always a problem, and it can be a lot of fun. When I recorded my buddy Kevin‘s vocals for his album, he stayed in the room with me while recording. We had a lot of fun together and made fun of each other. It was great. 🙂

But sometimes it’s nice to have some separation. (more…)