How to achieve better vocal recordings: room acoustics

On one hand, laying down vocals is simply a matter of hitting ‘record’, doing your thing, and relying on the power of technology to capture your voice (musical or otherwise) in all its glory. On the other, laying down vocals is an endless gauntlet of fine tuning and troubleshooting and fiddling with software and shouting profanities at your equipment and… well, you get the picture. Those with experience recording vocals will know all too well the struggle of getting recordings ‘just right’ – the process can be puzzling, and it’s certainly not as easy as ‘just hitting record’.