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Neal Cappellino: Vocal Pre-Production

Video Feature By Will Betts
Published October 2017

When it comes to recording vocals there are few who are better respected than engineer/producer Neal Cappellino. He’s engineered gold and platinum-selling records, has earned multiple Grammy awards and is trusted by the likes of Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton.

We drop in on Neal ahead of a vocal recording session with singer Heather Bond to find out about his preparation process. Learn the importance of electrical and acoustic phase, the lengths to which he’ll go to make a singer feel comfortable and how he sets up a mic shoot-out.