Question About The High Pass Filter On U87
Old 5th March 2010
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Question About The High Pass Filter On U87

For you U87 Users

Do you guys use the high pass filter on it?
for some reason when i record, it thins out the voice and with it out, the voice sounds thicker.

Do you guys experience this?

and does it matter that i have my hi pass filter ON on my avalon 737 filtering at around 100hz

Here are some examples
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Old 5th March 2010
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Old 5th March 2010
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Wait, are you really asking us if your high pass is supposed to make your voice sound thinner?
Old 5th March 2010
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trust your ears....I would favor the Avalon HPF over the bass roll-off on the 87.

Definitely wouldn;t use both, but I do voiceover.
Old 5th March 2010
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Always though that HP filter was set a tad too high on the U87
Old 5th March 2010
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Originally Posted by chrisinumerable View Post
For you U87 Users

Do you guys use the high pass filter on it?
for some reason when i record, it thins out the voice and with it out, the voice sounds thicker.

Do you guys experience this?

and does it matter that i have my hi pass filter ON on my avalon 737 filtering at around 100hz

Here are some examples
yes, the HPF sounds like crap...
but wait...
those files are with Neumann HPF + Avalon HPF ?

you may want to add EQ...
or... using a different microphone.
once i had similar problem...
RCA 44 was the solution.

or use a diferent mic-pre?

by the way... that mic-pre was Avalon 737?
Old 5th March 2010
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yeah the mic pre is an avalon 737 and im using the hpf on both.. it shouldn't changed the characterstics of the microphone like that right? there's a major difference..
Old 5th March 2010
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Unless there's some radical LF problem you're trying to contend with, two LPFs is overkill. Try one, then try the other, then try none, decide which works best and use it.
Old 5th March 2010
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Wait, are you really asking us if your high pass is supposed to make your voice sound thinner?
Yes. Thats exactly what hes asking.

Wheres the suicide smiley?
Old 8th March 2010
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Wheres the suicide smiley?
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Old 8th March 2010
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In a track?

Sounded fine both ways by itself. How does it sound in the track? Or are you putting it out like that?
Old 9th March 2010
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the u87's hpf filter starts up pretty high. so i don't think the 100hz hpf on your avalon would do much. curious what distance your singer is to the mic? since the u87's hpf is pretty strong, i think it works best when you're right up on it. it seems to tame down a strong proximity effect and make that sound more balanced. however, when micing more distant sources, which don't have proximity effect, i think the hpf makes such sources sound too thin.
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Sounded fine both ways by itself. How does it sound in the track? Or are you putting it out like that?
tekis....logic has no place here.

ha.

ps..hope you are well.

jch
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