Suzanne Vega discusses splicing together several takes to make the perfect recording. While George Massenburg and Smokey Robinson discuss another method of vocal recording, "concert in the studio," wherein the musicians perform all together in the same room so as to feed off each other. This Soundbreaking clip compares both recording methods.
This video is part of a lesson plan called At the Heart of the Production: Recording the Voice. Find more resources in the Soundbreaking collection.