Originally Posted by landshark
In case anyone is wondering. The end result on my female pop vocalist was the T3 into a V72 pre, GML eq, DBX 902 De-Esser and a Distressor
The 5k dip in the T3 smoothed out the vocal beautifully leaving a nice punchy bottom and a good amount of air.
Just sold my main vocal mic, so while I wait to purchase another big guy, I've still gotta do a few projects.. Next up is a female urban pop song, kinda in the vein of say Ciara.
A few of my options to rent are AT4060 and TLM67 as well as SP T3 and Mojave MA200..
The mics we tried when recording the scratch version of the song was TLM49 and U87ai. Both sounded good, neither sounded great. The 87 has a more pleasant sound, but it's same good traits were almost it's downfalls for the style of this song. It was smooth, round and more natural sounding. It blended better, but didn't necessarily fit the style of mix.. ya know?
The TLM49's tone sounded good with the song, it gave a darker edge to the vocal (more in mood than tone itself). It was sharper and cut better, but also had the extra sibilance kicking in.
I'm worried both the TLM67 and AT4060 will sound too vintage or something. Perhaps the T3 would be a better choice?
Btw, this same singer sounded good for some things (layered hooks especially) with the SP C1. A mic I really don't care for much. But in a few situations, it was an appropriate choice.