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Vocal advice ...mic....

Hi everybody,
What mic would you use with a singer with heavy sibilances ?
I need to record a male singer with a LOT of esses and he has a very smooth voice as same time
And if anybody has an idea of a good mic pre.....

Let me know
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PS : I use my Martech mss10 usaually.....


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Hi everybody,
What mic would you use with a singer with heavy sibilances ?
I need to record a male singer with a LOT of esses and he has a very smooth voice as same time
And if anybody has an idea of a good mic pre.....

Let me know
P.

PS : I use my Martech mss10 usaually.....


www.myspace.com/theroomstudio
I'd start looking a ribbon mic.

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What ribbon would you recommend ?
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Look at AEA R84 and R92. Perfect to handle sibilant vocals; Make sure you have a great windscreen!
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an AT condenser type microphone could help you out. AT-4040 is a good choice but it can depend on your preamp. are you using a valve preamp?
or you could try an electrovoice RE-20.
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My solution was the coles 4040, which is brighter than say, the Royer R-121, but still no hype. There are some examples I've made with singers in the "show and tell" forum: Coles 4040 examples

It's a great overall mic. I haven't used the AEA mics, so can't compare.
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Did anyone tried the earlybird from thermionix on vocal ?
What is the match with a ribbon mic ?

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Lots of gain (I prefer at least 70dBu) for ribbons. I also like a brighter preamp, such as the Daking or Focusrite Red (only used the Red once, but it was a perfect match for the Royer R121).
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Hi everybody,
What mic would you use with a singer with heavy sibilances ?
I need to record a male singer with a LOT of esses and he has a very smooth voice as same time
And if anybody has an idea of a good mic pre.....

Let me know
P.

PS : I use my Martech mss10 usaually.....


www.myspace.com/theroomstudio
Get him to the dentist to get the holes in his teeth fixed first. If that don't work
then what about an RCA 44DX.
The Martec pre will be fine for that.
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Then ribbon is the only way to go ?????

What condenser would work as well ?

Any advice ?thumbsup
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With your fabulous Martec

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Then ribbon is the only way to go ?????

What condenser would work as well ?

Any advice ?thumbsup
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Then ribbon is the only way to go ?????

What condenser would work as well ?

Any advice ?thumbsup
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What tube mic do you have that sounds dark?
Seriously, most places have a mic with a capsule that has something other than gold in the "sputtering", either a basket starting to go from use on kick drum (that old beat Beyer M88 from the kick? Use THAT!) The U47 Fet that is used front of kick, or a ribbon mic that has been sitting too long and has gotten stretched- plenty of dark, won't captures the sibilance. Of course, you CAN always use a de-esser.
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Hi everybody,
What mic would you use with a singer with heavy sibilances ?
I need to record a male singer with a LOT of esses and he has a very smooth voice as same time
And if anybody has an idea of a good mic pre.....

Let me know
P.

PS : I use my Martech mss10 usaually.....


www.myspace.com/theroomstudio

Sibilance + Martech = AEA R84
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