Singer Armaan Malik is very particular when it comes to keeping enough time between his live shows and studio recordings.

The 22-year-old who has sung hits such as Besabriyan (M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story), Bol Do Na (Azhar, 2016) says that does not want to risk his voice when he is about to record a song for an album or an upcoming film.

"I don't keep a live show just a day or two days before I have to record a song, because it's [his voice] not in the best condition. I don't want a croaking voice when I am going to a studio," he says. "Your vocal condition has to be top notch for recording. After I am done with a song, and that becomes a hit, that's how I will get live shows, right?" laughs Armaan.

With the help of singer composer Salim Merchant, Armaan has been able to learn certain techniques to protect his voice from overexertion.

"One of the many things he told me is that the microphone that I am singing in, is supposed to do the amplification and not me," says Armaan.

"I mean, when you see the audience getting energised and singing loudly, you get that adrenaline rush and you want to scream like them and give them more. When you do that, you don't realise how much damage you have done to your voice," he adds.