Voice over loosing a lot of sleep. Anxiety! And please note. You don't need to answer ALL of the questions.
Can't get the right sound...
For arguments sake lets assume I need to record into my computer a nicely EQ sound with compression limiting, gate and expansion. I am not recording flat and have no desire to do so. ( Can we not argue about that
I want to achieve:
1. Lots and lots of level in the cans... so much that the mic wants to feedback quite easily.
2. A wide and beefy sound, albeit a little synthetic with plenty of EQ and an almost sausage like recording wav pattern.
3. The sound of my own saliva.
I already have this in a broadcast studio but I want to replicate most of the sound without using the same specification.
The broadcast studio is running
1/ LAWO Desk with parameteric EQ settings. ( Broadcast radio desk ) Including Expander, Limiter, EQ curves and so on.
2/ Mic 2 Channel Amps
And this is a radio studio - Granted I cannot afford a LAWO desk
I have been through 2 usb Mic Pre amps, An ICCICLE USB device and tried six mics including:
A Ribbon Mic
SE Electronics one
I have the following having been advised a Portico from the MIC STORE.
1. Portico 11 - Channel Strip
2. Mixer - PV6
3. Beringer Auto ( expander compressor )
USB into IMAC into Adobe Audition
I would love your thoughts please on the following.
1 - If I purchase a headphone amplifier and plug that into my mixer headphone out, will it amplify the headphone volume? ( Each time I get the Portico 2 sounding nice the level is a bit low in my ears )
2 - Should I dump all my gear and stop being an idiot and simply get rid of Adobe Audition and record into Pro tools
2a - Which software can you record into, and monitor what is being recorded from the computer? Pro tools? Audacity? Audition does not allow you to record and monitor what is being recorded unless you have a dual sound card.
If you record into a peice of software, can you listen to the eq and thus monitor an EQ'd sound?
Surely if I can't get enough oopmh from the Portico would this be the best option?
3. If my mixer PV6 was a cheap £100 one, will this make a vast difference to what I am hearing? The man at the music shop wouldnt let me return it when I first thought it sounded cheap.
4. A man at the Studio Spares store said that the additional Berenger compressor unit could be used to expand the sound and also add some gate etc as the Portico does not have that. My concern is, if the Portico is not sounding how I want it to why should I keep it, I could get any eq unit and any pre amp, send that to a dedicated compressor and bingo.
I even took pictures of my settings... My initial plan was to purchase equipment that would allow the altering of these parameters.. and thus partially replicate a sort of sound. ??