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Midnight Marauders/Bob Power Vocals

The more I listen to tribe's discography the more I love the distinct vocal sound that Power mixed with. It sits a lot lower and has less "sheen" than most modern vocals yet everything is present and all the words are clear. I'm sure a lot of it had to do with the actual voices of Phife and Tip but mixing also had
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I was just looking for any ideas or information to approach this sound?
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In case anyone needs some examples...





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Listening to album right now.
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Not exactly related, but check 45:20 on this video:

Lecture: Q-Tip (New York, 2013) on Vimeo

Q-Tip says:

Low End Theory made on the "John Lennon" Neve board.

Midnight Marauders made on an SSL board.

Great interview, you should check out the whole thing.
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Yeah I checked out that interview with Red Bull, didn't catch everything but it was very nice. Also watched the Bob Power one which was really good too.
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That's funny cause a lot of opinions online say it sounds like real aggressive compression. You think it might be some parallel processing going on for the best of both worlds?
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Sounds like 1176 to me too. I hear transformer overload the way the midrange is extending and the low end of the vocal is choking off, and fast action compression. My guess is two 1176s, or one la2a, one 1176. One doing heavy parallel compression, the other doing somewhat gentler compression.
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he mixed tariq and malik b's voices like that too.
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So I should probably try to get some vocals on a 58 or an sm7 through a pretty good preamp?
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