We recorded with a singer Jia Yan yesterday, and it was a very interesting process.
After after three hours we got a satisfactory recording result of ten audio tape. Even though it was the first time we worked together, we had fluent communication during the composing and planning stage, JiaYan was able to understand the meaning of the music in terms of melody and lyrics.
For us, the experience of working with a new singer was very rewarding: we realized the importance of getting the singer in the mood during the recording process. How to help him choose the most comfortable way to sing, so that he can use the most appropriate tone and the singing style. We learned to adjust the recording conditions according to his feedback, using his preferred headphones and audio feedback. Also, as the participants in the live recording, we need to provide helpful feedbacks and be there for him, encouraging him and trusting him. Let him have the confidence to adjust to the best tone state.
Secondly, sound check is also quite important. We need to be patient and to gain more experience to keep doing better.