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Vocoder Mikes. the great the good & interesting. Dynamic Microphones
Old 18th December 2010
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Vocoder Mikes. the great the good & interesting.

What microphone do you use with vocoders and what have you found ?.
Old 18th December 2010
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i use an SM7 in the studio, and a beta 57 live (with a roland svc 350 vocoder).
Old 21st December 2010
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I've not tried it but Roland make a DR-HS5 headset for their Vocoders.
Old 21st December 2010
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I use an SM57 and compress heavily on the way in.
Old 21st December 2010
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Just a plain old sm58.


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Old 21st December 2010
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Any mic with some detail in the highs should work fine. I would second the recommendation to compress the mic signal before the vocoder. This will increase noise but you'll probably want a gate after any analog vocoder anyway.
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