For this week's article, I've turned to my good friend Paul Finch. Paul is a touring sound engineer with Theatre shows and produces original artists at his studio in Southend-on-sea; so he knows a thing or two about what to look for. I asked him some questions to provide some much needed guidance on how to decide on which microphone you need, how much you should be spending and how to approach it all.
I'm fortunate enough to teach a number of students who have real promise in a variety of disciplines, ranging through pop, singer/songwriter and musical theatre ... even a couple who haven't quite decided yet, but could go in any one of these directions. However, something that was present in most of them when they first started was 'the mimic'. In this article, I share my top 3 tips on how to stop doing this and start finding your own sound.