How do you determine what vocalist to use in your music production?

What vocalist to use in your music production?

Well, How do you determine what vocalist to use in your music production? Sometimes it may be as easy as they come right to you. They may be a friend or someone who you know personally. Most often it’s not. The most basic thing that people do is go with the person who is close to them. For example, the girl next door or the guy from my class.

Problems You Almost Always Run Into

  • They almost always don’t fit the style of music that you’re trying to create.
  • They may have a bad attitude.
  • They don’t have quite all the skills you need to produce the song the way you need it.
  • There time management sucks, they keep showing up late and you can’t wait for them because they keep canceling
  • Because they are your friend they don’t take it serious

What’s My Approach?

#1 Listen to your music first

Before you go looking to find anyone, listen to your music first. Compare it to a similar release. Something that’s out that has the feel that you like. Take your time with this.

#2 Try to find a similar voice or style

Try to find a similar voice or style to add your arrangement. Finding the right style of voice can do wonders on the outcome in the style of your music. Think about it. Do you want Beyonce singing a Rihanna song or vice versa? So work really hard to find the right sounding voice.

#3 Make a plan before you start

Make a plan before you start your approach because this will lessen the headaches you’ll receive when you’re in the thick of it.

#4 Try to work with a professional

If you’re new to vocal production this is the easiest way to make your song production sound awesome. You won’t have to work as hard, and as far as directing, they will add things to your song you would have never thought of. The professional artist will make the studio process run smoothly. Speaking of smooth…

#5 Money smooths everything out

If you have a little budget then you can search more deeply for a specific singer and or professional to add your arrangement. You quite simply have more choices. Since it’s a work for hire they have to really listen to everything you have to say. The money will also help you with finding the right place or equipment to work with to make your project sound outstanding.

#6 Get a great engineer

If you have someone who knows what they are doing from beginning to the end, in the music studio, it will help your final product sound more professional. Again they can do things with vocals you would have never thought of.

Conclusion

This is just a start of an approach on ‘How do you determine what vocalist to use in your music production?’. These are some ideas of the main points you should be thinking about when starting to produce your next great project.