To record good quality vocals ofcourse you will need a good DAW. However, having a good quality DAW or even the best one is not enough. Actually if you have good conditions for vocal recording, then most of the DAWs will do the job.
What do I need to record good quality vocals?
For quality vocals:
- At first, you need a dry recording space meaning that a place which is quite and has no reverb. This place could be a studio or it can be your bedroom but it has to be acoustically suitable for vocal recording.
- You need a decent microphone. It does not have to be expensive. A microphone like RODE NT1-A for example can do the job or something similar or better for sure.
- If your microphone is not USB powered then you will need a good quality sound card or audio interface. They are not expensive as well. Something like Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 or Presonus i2 or Apollo Twin can do the job very well.
- Lastly, you need your best DAW for recording vocals. Indeed, it can be any DAW from the popular ones. Industry standard for professional audio recording is Protools, but actually you don’t need to pay lots of many for Protools if you don’t run a professional studio. My choice for any work is Presonus Studio One. Again, you can pick any DAW you like to work with. You will achieve good audio recordings if you have the previous conditions in place.