Shure SM7B help!
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Shure SM7B help!

Hello,

I want to hear how recordings (singing) with the shure sounds, not only lows but mids and highs aswell. Could anybody post something for me to help me?

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I don´t really know if its a myth, but i think michael jacksons thriller album is done with sm7b. Another "maybe myth" is that the Rrd Hot Chilli Peppers used it, but i don´t know the album/song.
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I will have some samples online with a week or two. We did the lead vox for two songs on our upcoming 6-song EP/Demo with my SM7B. Of course, the singing is pretty poor so that might make it hard to evaluate the mic... Because of studio logistics, we did a bunch of the lead vocals with a Telefunken R-F-T 16 through an API A2D. The others were an SM7B through an ADL 600. I'm thinking we got the mic/pre pairings exactly wrong, but again it is a matter of logistics, not choice. The SM7B sounds fine through the ADL 600, but both pieces have a rather round, creamy quality to my ears. I think the Shure would really excel with the BITE of the API. It might be kind of simplistic thinking to say that you want to match mics and pres by opposing, not same-y, characteristics, but I think there is some sense to it... I'm a pretty bush recordist myself, but I will alert when some of these SM7B tracks are available online, if this thread still has any bounce left in it.
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See my sig. lead vox
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Check out the Chili Peppers or a Michael jackson record
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yeah there are lotsa examples out there - chillis (blood sugar), a few muse tracks off their 2nd last record (the good one!), kings of leon, some white stripes....its a cool mic coz you can vibe to the song and hold onto it and its quiet as a mouse and it always sounds good! (maybe not the BEST but always GOOD).

i recorded a coupla songs with the SM7b.....listen to 'I will confess it all' and 'Don't wanna remember' on myspace: MySpace.com - Plutonic Love - South London, UK - Indie / Acoustic / Pop - www.myspace.com/plutoniclove .........i recorded both songs ENTIRELY with that mic...ya know.....to get to know it when i first got it a coupla months back.

(the tracks ain't mastered though....just near-finished demos)

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don't forget to check out the M-audio sputnik if you can
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...oh yeah Wilco too......man i am sure there are many more examples but going from Thriller to Muse to Soul To Squeeze is a pretty versatile mic (and part of the sound of quite a few BIG selling records!)! get one for sure.....i'm sure you'll be happy with it!
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There's videos out there of MJ using it in the studio and Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam, it seems to be very versatile. My friend did his entire record with that thru an LA610 as well. i am using it for the first time on vox tomorrow night. Very cool and rugged for the price.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flying_Dutchman View Post
I don´t really know if its a myth, but i think michael jacksons thriller album is done with sm7b.

NOpe, Sm7 there... really not the same mike.
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