How To Sing Into A Microphone The Right Way

Singing is an art that requires mastering and dedication. There are several essential singing tips that singers need to learn. They range from breath control and support to range, pitch, and tone control. One of the most overlooked singing techniques is the use of the microphone. If you do not know how to use it, all your hard work and time spent practicing can go to waste. The microphone converts your acoustic voice into an electric voice, and that is why you need to practice singing into it no matter how good your vocal technique is. Here are some tips to get you started.

 

Use The Right Mic For Your Voice

Unlike human voice, microphones are different with each harboring unique characteristics. While choosing the right microphone for your voice, pick the one that matches your voice timbre. Otherwise, you might end up tensed or trying to adjust to the characteristics of the mic. The best way to pick the right microphone for your voice is through experiment.

There are many microphone manufacturers such as Neumann, AKG, and Shure. The secret while purchasing one, however, is checking out the dynamics. For instance, perhaps you have a high-pitched voice. If so, then look for a microphone that accentuates the mid-range and low end of your voice. Similarly, if your voice is full and flat, a microphone that emphasizes the high end is best as it eliminates the muddiness and hence helps you project your voice for a larger audience.

 

Learn How to Use the Microphone The Right Way

Imagine a microphone as an extension of your voice and by doing so; you will have an easy time working with it. While playing the microphone, forget about the acoustic setting and let the microphone make the projection while you work on your emotions, delivery, and pitch. The following tips should help you while learning how to use the microphone.

• Learn the Angles

For a fuller richer sound, you need to learn your microphones “sweet spot,” it might take time, but it will pay off. By using the right spot, you will have a chance to work on your tonal characteristics as the microphone deals with the voice projection. The best angle is at the center as compared to the top and side.

• Learn How to Hold the Microphone Properly

The right way to hold the microphone is by the shaft. Holding it by the head looks cool, but it might cause inconveniences such as muffling your sound or creating ear-shattering feedback with the PA.

• Apply the Proximity Effect

The proximity effect just means that the distance you place your microphone from your mouth determines your voice timbre. Putting the mic closer enhances your lower frequency. However, you can move it a bit if you realize that your vocals are becoming “boomy.”

• Try Different Vocal Effects

The best way to work on the muscle memory of your voice is through experimenting with various vocal effects. You can try adjusting the airflow through the nose and providing resonance by opening your throat. Also, try working on your vibrato, enunciation, and glottal attack.

 

Final Thoughts ...

The most important thing when learning how to use a mic is through practice. You can only learn how to use your instrument properly as a vocalist by trying different techniques. Make your live performance less stressful by persistently learning how to use a microphone.

 

 

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