5 pop vocal production tips from Jenna Andrews (BTS, Drake)

Effective pop vocal production is both an art and a science.

Singer, songwriter, and record producer Jenna Andrews knows how to navigate this balance for pop vocal production better than anyone else. She has collaborated alongside some of the world’s largest artists (including the likes of BTS, Drake, Jessie J, and Tori Kelly), and her unrelenting commitment to crafting the best vocals possible is apparent in everything she touches—whether it’s at the compositional or production level.

Jenna Andrews was one of the key songwriters for “Butter,” BTS’ smash hit single

In the video above, Jenna Andrews shares five of her best pop vocal production tips, covering a wide breadth of topics ranging mic selection to the importance of nurturing positive relationships with the musicians you’re working with.

What were your favorite vocal production tips from Jenna Andrews? What other topics in music production would you like to see us explore on the Splice YouTube channel next? Let us know in the comments section of the video, and if you’re looking for more insights around leveling up your vocal production chops, be sure to also check out our tutorial on preparing your home studio for recording vocals and our exploration of the art of processing ad-libs.

Dive even deeper into vocal production with Jenna Andrews in her Splice Skills lesson:

April 3, 2022

Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and produces vocaloid music as Namaboku.