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Upgrading Vocal Chain?
Old 1 week ago
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Upgrading Vocal Chain?

First Thread on here woooo!

I am a singer who in the last 2 years have started building my own Home studio.

I live in a 1 room apartment so i hade very hard time recording here so after many months of trial and error i invested in a Isovox2 (vocal booth) so the recording is from home inside the booth.

I have a Slate Ml1 microphone, Blue bluebird and Warm audio 251

The vocal chain im using right now looks like this.

Warm audio 251-ISA One (preamp) - Apogee Quartet (interface)- Daw

Any sugestions on what should be my next upgrade?

I want a vocal chain that can compete with whats on spotify top 40 in the future hehe

Im Uploading a dry vocal and a mixed also for a reference.
Attached Files

Acapella dry(2).wav (7.38 MB, 77 views)

Acapella Mixed.wav (7.38 MB, 70 views)

Old 1 week ago
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Well the tried and true standard is...

mic -> preamp -> 1176-type compressor -> LA-type compressor then splatter EQ/effects in there to taste. Of course, the higher the quality of the components the better but it looks like you have a good start there.

Since you are using Studio One, look into getting Craig Anderton's PDF book "How to Record Great Vocals in Studio One." He has a couple other S1-specific books as well.

https://www.craiganderton.com/pages/news-products

There is no shame in using plugins like Waves Artist Series vocal plugins to get you started in the right direction either, but honestly, if you know how to use them there is no reason you can't record "radio ready" vocals using the S1 stock plugins as long as your recording environment (room acoustics), mic, mic pre and technique are up to the task.
Old 4 days ago
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Well the tried and true standard is...

mic -> preamp -> 1176-type compressor -> LA-type compressor then splatter EQ/effects in there to taste. Of course, the higher the quality of the components the better but it looks like you have a good start there.

Since you are using Studio One, look into getting Craig Anderton's PDF book "How to Record Great Vocals in Studio One." He has a couple other S1-specific books as well.

https://www.craiganderton.com/pages/news-products

There is no shame in using plugins like Waves Artist Series vocal plugins to get you started in the right direction either, but honestly, if you know how to use them there is no reason you can't record "radio ready" vocals using the S1 stock plugins as long as your recording environment (room acoustics), mic, mic pre and technique are up to the task.

Thank for your replay! Im looking on the warm audio 1176 at the moment. do you have any experience with it? or can you recomend any other good 1176 around the same price range ?
Old 4 days ago
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I'm a DIY guy so I went with the SoundSkulptor.com version and I absolutely love it, but I know lots of people love the Warm Audio stuff... I don't think you can go wrong with that.

Another place to look is Hairball Audio.
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