Recording vocals for an album / 4-6 hours of singing a day / 3-4 days a week
Howdy ya'll! I'm in the middle of recording a lengthy 12 track album with my band in my home studio. Its getting to the point where I have to catch up to the instrumentalists and now have to sing more often in order to have the album released in a timely fashion. I had my voice breakdown from over-singing for the past few weeks and it wasn't fun. I sing with a lot of chesty distortion and in the higher register like GnR, A7X, and Steel Panther. However, thanks to a revisit to Vol. 3 training, some bromelain, and glutathione, I was able to get my voice back to normal really quickly.
Based on a routine of 5-6 hours of singing a day / 3-4 days a week for the next 2 months, what would you recommend as a warmup before recording? This week I've been alternating Vol 2. and Vol. 3 and then following it with some distortion singing of cover songs and it seems to be working--- but it takes like an hour and a half to get ready. Any suggestions to keep the warm-up time down or should I keep following that same routine? Also any tips in general for studio singing that don't necessarily apply to live singing? Thanks!