| Originally posted by Buddhaman |
Will a different pre help me out? The PM-1000's do great on Dist Guitar...I think they are aggressive.
Or will a different compressor help me out? Should I try a Distressor?
I love the Cactus...its very detailed and musical.
Hey good questions!
I got one for you though:
What do you mean by aggressive sounding vocals? Do you mean more high frequencies? Do you mean more midrange? Faster/Sharper transients? Low fi 8 bit sound?
While you answer, I'll spit out some semi-random suggestions.
Compress with a higher ratio.
Compress with a lower ratio.
Compress with a lower threshold.
Compress with a high threshold.
Compress with a faster attack.
Compress with a slower attack.
Mess with the release.
Back off from the mic. Like over 10 inches if your room can handle it.
Move the mic around to try to get the tone you want. Up, down, in, out.
Try mic technique, AKA moving around while you sing to change the recorded tone.
Try a different mic. Got a SM57 or 58? They're not sweet mics and you might be able to get what you need with it.
Smoke some cigarettes.
Gargle with borox.
If I had to reccomend one thing, it would be to try a different mic, and mic positioning.
I don't know the KSP8 compressor, but in my experience "sweetness" (meaning pleasant sound) comes from voice, mic, and pre. Not really compressor, unless the compressor is used to thicken the vocal ala LA2A style.