Originally Posted by AB3
I am beginning to think that I will gain more out of getting a smooth sound from a rougher male voice by using an AEA 84 than worrying about the compressor.
Well I`d say yes. (if the mic does it for you that is)
The mic will make more difference to the sound than a compressor will.
It`s the first thing the sound hits so it`s the most important cog.
We`ve got to remember that a compressor is supposed to be a tool that controls dynamics first and foremost. If by smoother you mean that the levels are jumping around too much in the mix you need a compressor or need to start automating things.
If by smoother you mean your current mics sound too gritty in the highs it`s a mic you need.