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Somehow I have found that nothing beats recording the keyboard track and the vocal simultaneously. I record the vocal as normal audio and the keyboard...

Somehow I have found that nothing beats recording the keyboard track and the vocal simultaneously. I record the vocal as normal audio and the keyboard I record as MIDI. That way I can choose the actual keyboard sound later. The integration of the vocal and background timing has an organic interconnection.

However, I find that the keyboard clicking sound inevitably gets sucked into the vocal audio. Does anyone know of a workaround or of a particularly quiet keyboard. Maybe this should just be tolerated or obscured by clever audio processing like the guitar "zits" that happen when guitar player shift chord positions.

Chandra Swami in NYC

By David Mellor Thursday November 30, 2006