What Do You Do When You Want to Re-Record Vocals?
I’m going back to this project of mine in a few days.
The singer wants to re-record all of her vocals so we’re going back into the studio to do exactly that.
But it got me wondering about the session in general.
Since I’m redoing the vocals, I’ll probably have to redo some of the mix as well.
And although I probably won’t re-record any of the instruments, I started thinking whether I should remix the whole thing again?
Starting with fresh vocals.
It’s a fairly old mix so I know I can probably do better this time so why not have fun with it right?
What do you think? Have you ever gone back to a session, re-recorded a part and then completely redone it?
I’d actually love to know what you guys think. What would you do in this situation?
What I’ll do is:
- Leave the mix as is during recording. She’s so familiar with the sound of the mix that I don’t want to throw her off.
- Re-record all of her vocals.
- Start from scratch and start mixing everything again. Maybe this time with a complete focus on the vocals.
Any opinions on this? Leave a comment and let me know.
Also, if you have any cool vocal recording tips that you’ve done lately I’d love to hear about them.
I’ll be doing something very similar to what I recommend in the Strategies bundle: a good condenser, a reflection filter and the singer’s back a treated wall. It’s worked for me in the past, it’ll definitely work for me now.
For details check out the Strategies bundle: