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Focusrite ISA430 mkII channels strip into Apollo twinMKII quadcore using shure sm7b Channel Strips
Old 15th December 2018
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Focusrite ISA430 mkII channels strip into Apollo twinMKII quadcore using shure sm7b

Hello music creators,

I’m hoping to get some feedback and some tips for the following items I just purchased. I have an Apollo twin mkII quadcore, a Focusrite ISA 430mkII channel strip, and a shure SM7b. I’m a male vocalist and will be using these pieces for Vocals only. I make alternative music and my tone is real mid range and low, raspy if you will. I want to know if I made the right choice in gear. Will my unit produce enough gain or do I need a cloudlifter. I’ve heard so many people say go Focusrite over Avalon so I did just that. But there is hardly any videos or tips on this unit. Advice and tips would be very helpful! Thank you!!!

Last edited by Hymnself; 15th December 2018 at 12:26 AM.. Reason: Error
Old 15th December 2018
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Nothing wrong with any of that signal chain. It should be capable of achieving everything you need and won't need a cloudlifter.
Old 15th December 2018
Agreed, the Focusrite 430 Mk II is a very nice piece of gear. I have tracked a song with it in the past and I received great results. Just go easy on EQ and comp and just use it to enhance, not to change things.
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