Today, I watched this great video where a recording engineer explains the most common problems that occur when vocals are recorded at home, and how to overcome them. This was very insightful as I have previously recorded vocals in my bedroom and noticed some of these issues he talks about in the video myself, and wondered what I could have done differently.
I feel like I have a much better theoretical understanding of how to go about recording vocals in the best possible way in the space I happen to be in at the time. I have been in contact with a friend of mine who writes and sings her own songs, about recording an EP for her, so that'll be a great oppurtunity for me to put this knowledge into practice. I have already recorded, produced, (semi)co-wrote, mixed and mastered a song for her. Here it is:
Since this was one of the first songs I have ever recorded, I just stuck the microphone up without any knowledge of where exactly to position it, however I notice now that there is too much sibilance in the verses (not so much in the choruses), and if I were to record it again, I would make sure to take enough time to dial in the best mic position.