As you may know, the Spire app has some pretty exciting Spaces effects that become available when you pair the app with Spire Studio—including different reverbs and delays that help sweeten vocals.
But sometimes you want to capture the sound of a natural space. That’s where going out and finding a physical space with a particular atmosphere will make your recording sound special. In this article, we’ll uncover five unique places you can record. But first...
How do you find the perfect location to record?
Thankfully, Spire Studio is portable, so there are very few limits to where you can record. The space you choose should provide a unique sound that enhances your performance rather than distracts from it.
Sing, play, or clap to get an idea of how long a room reverberates, as well as how your voice/instrument interacts with the room's textures and walls. The size of the space, as well as the material that it's made of, will affect the unique sonic fingerprint that the room has. Some materials will reflect the song, others will absorb it. Use that to your benefit.
Experiment by walking around the room and listening for the subtle differences in how the sound changes depending on your location. If possible, always try to record yourself during a time when the space is quiet. This will guarantee that you'll only be capturing your voice/instrument without unwanted background noise (traffic, people...).