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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Setting the Vocal Monitor Levels During Recording

Making singers feel comfortable by using effects is one thing, but creating a mix they feel comfortable singing with is another. It’s very important that singers can hear the music tracks or other vocal tracks in a way that doesn’t distract them from their performance. While a singer is performing, the mix should enhance their performance. Singers have individual needs. This can make setting up a mix for them pretty tricky in itself.

Obtaining a great vocal tracking mix can be a delicate balancing act. Sometimes singers need to hear themselves more than the recording. A lot of singers remove one earpiece of the headphones so that they can hear both the mix and a true representation of their voice. ...

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