What Equipment Do Singers Need To Make Better Songs?
March 10, 2014 By Shaun Letang
Recording Equipment For Singers
One of the first pieces of equipment you need to use as a singer is some type of voice recording equipment. If you’re only singing for your own enjoyment and don’t want to make it as a singer, then you don’t need this. But if you want to improve as a singer and make sure you’re actually getting better, you need to know exactly how you sound.
Once you know this, you can determine which things you can work on. Maybe your voice breaks when you go too high, or maybe you don’t hold your notes long enough. Whatever the case may be, recording equipment can help you identify these things and see where you currently are.
You don’t need any specialist equipment for this, at least when you’re starting out. If you have a smart phone, you’ll find it probably has a build in recorder in there that should do the job just fine . If you haven’t got a smart phone however, you can buy a Dictaphone (or other portable and digital voice recording equipment) which will do pretty much the same job. Or here’s the free Dictaphone app. Unless you invest a lot in this and really know what you’re doing in terms of putting a track together, your songs aren’t going to come out anywhere near as well as if you hired a professional studio and engineer for a hour or two and recorded a song there.
Equipment To Write Down Your Best Song Ideas
A second piece of equipment for singers is somewhere for you to write down any song and lyric ideas you may have. As you may know, lyrics could come to you at the most random times, but you want to be prepared to note them down so you don’t forget them at a later date .
If you’re somewhere you can record and you have your recording device, you may want to note it down like that. You won’t always be somewhere where it’s practical to record your ideas though, so you’ll want to have the ability to write things down when needed.
Once again, if you have a smartphone, chances are it comes pre-installed with some kind of note pad app. If not, you should go to your relevant app store and download one for free. They usually also have more advanced text editing apps which is usually free or sometimes paid, although for most a basic notepad app will be able to do the job.
If you haven’t got a smartphone, carrying around a pencil and paper might be your best option. Sometimes the old methods work just as well.