When you get recorded professionally you will have to hear the music via headphones and sing into a microphone. As most people sing without headphones here are our tips for rehearsing before you arrive for a recording session.
Step 1. Choosing Your Backing Track
You cannot use a Spotify song or other streamed media for your recording. So you’ll need to buy the backing track as an MP3 or Wave file. Unless you are musician who is performing their own song.
You can buy these from our Backing Track Catalogue that has over 53.000 songs to choose from and all in different formats. Or you can commission us to develop a backing track for you if its not in the catalogue (fees apply).
Step 2. Use Full Ear Coverage Headphones
You could use in-ear headphones to practice if you want but your recording session uses over-ear headphones. So if you can practice singing with over-ear headphones you won’t find it so weird when you come to record your song.
Step 3. When Rehearsing
To start with you may find it a little strange singing with headphones on. Often people have the music too loud to start with so play your backing track at a low to moderate level. If you have a microphone that can feed into the headphones as well all the better.
Step 4. Visualise Your Recording
When you rehearse its good to visualise you recording for real. This will help you think about delivery of your song and ease any nerves on the day.