Vocal Recording Equipment - VoxFX Ep. 8


In this video, I talk about all the different equipment needed to record great vocals. It's a longer video, but it's enough to get you started. Part 6 of my "Getting a Great Vocal Sound" series.

0:00 Introduction
0:51 Microphones
5:18 Mic Accessories
7:01 Headphones
7:37 Computers
8:09 Recording Software
8:39 Latency and Audio Interfaces
11:59 Summary

If you have any questions, please ask away in the comments. If you would like to request a tutorial on a specific vocal effect or voice-like sound, please send me a YouTube message.

Graham Cochrane's "How I Used A $69 Mic And Some Headphones To Make An Album":


Samson C01U pro:
Shure SM57:
Behringer B-1:
Shure SM58:
Blue Yeti:

A great cheap pop filter:
Scotty D's DIY pop filter video:

A sample mic stand:

A good set of headphones:

"Auditory–motor learning influences auditory memory for music":

Audio Interface Buying Guide:

Audio Interfaces:

PreSonus AudioBox:
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2:
Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Pack:
Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6:

Download ASIO4ALL here:

EDIT: Something I forgot to mention in the video: even with an ASIO driver, you can only get the latency so low before you start to get audio glitches (known as "buffer underruns"), which sound like pops and crackles. These happen because the computer isn't fast enough to properly process the audio.

An audio interface is better-suited to handling low latency than a standard computer sound card (even with ASIO4ALL), so if you're struggling to achieve 10ms on your computer, an audio interface would be a worthwhile purchase.

What is VoxFX?
VoxFX Tutorial Archive:

My Channel:

~~~ Gear I Use ~~~
My music software:
Cheaper version of my music software:
Main vocal mic:
Travel vocal mic:
Main audio interface:
Travel audio interface:
Mixing headphones:
Mic stand:
Pop filter:
12-ft XLR cable:
Studio reference monitors (with stands):
Power conditioner (mega surge protector):

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