A quick post on vocal soundchecks… A vocal soundcheck should person-by-person, with no instrumental noodling or other extraneous noise in the background. The vocalist should sing, at full volume. All that saying “check-one-two” does is to prove that the mic is, in fact, on [and gives an extremely rough idea of what the sound level is]. It will be awkward and embarrassing, at first, for the vocalist to sing solo [and acapella], but they’ll get used to it – plus you’ll be able to see if they really know their part, lol. This process is for front of house sound to be dialed in, not for the monitor mix of the vocalist. Once that’s complete, do a soundcheck of the entire band with all vocal parts so that monitors can be set.

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