Headphones sound in vocal recordings


 [Question about adding effect to headphones voice sound while recording – see LETTERS]

Well, I’m pretty sure there was no way of adding effects to a headphone mix on those early desks in Trident. But I know that for a long time we DID use a bit of helpful reverb of one kind or another in the ‘cans’, to make the process of recording a vocal more pleasant ! Not sure when we started it.

These days my favourite kind of ‘sweetener’ is what we call ‘Splinge’. It’s a secret irregular combination of shortish delays for which only Justin Shirley Smith knows the recipe ! I use it for recording lead guitar parts too, and often it ends up in the mix !

All the very best


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