Gospel Choir Session
Producer Matt Weeks brought to Crown Lane John Fleming’s backing vocal session, using members of the London Community Gospel Choir. Recording vocals is to a studio what making an impressive vanilla is to an ice cream connoisseur. Although something that any good studio can do well, there must be something that makes the listener smile about the recording.
Headphone monitoring, despite being a small studio, allows for each singer to adjust their own volume, meaning that everyone is able to sing in comfort, however large the group of singers. All arrangements were consolidated on the fly by the choir under the guidance of both Matt and John, and within only a few hours we had captured multitracked vocals for all four tracks requiring backing vocals.
The natural and controlled room sound, blended with two pairs of condenser microphones made for a smooth and pleasing backing vocal session that will richly enhance the project.