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Circulate 21st August 2019 08:10 PM

What Mics To Use?
 
What mics do you use when recording verses and choruses? Do you need more than 1 or 2 for different sounds like high and low voice or can one Shure mic do it all?

Wayne 21st August 2019 11:18 PM

Can't imagine why, maybe if one was brought in for a specific effect..?

Murky Waters 22nd August 2019 12:09 AM

A microphone's tonal characteristics can often accentuate nicely different types of sources. Most studios have a variety of microphones and choose them according to the nature of what they are trying to capture.

CJ Mastering 23rd August 2019 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Circulate (Post 14161428)
What mics do you use when recording verses and choruses? Do you need more than 1 or 2 for different sounds like high and low voice or can one Shure mic do it all?

The mics i use depend on:
1. The sound source
2. Its tonal characteristics
3. The sound i want for the mix
4. The room i'm in
5. the vibe i want to portray
6. Personnel preferences

Every situation will be different. Using A certain microphone manufacturer from another is YOUR choice and is a very broad question. Sure makes over 200 mics and all are different in some way or another. Mics are very personnel.

I do not use certain mics for certain parts of a song, and i do not use a certain manufacturer for mic's. But if that works for you, then that is YOUR right way. But not mine.

You need to try the mics for yourself and see if you like how it sounds in that specific mic. What you like and what We like will be different in every situation.

cruisemates 24th August 2019 01:10 AM

In all honesty, though, this is not a usual practice. Most people pick a mic for the singer and stick with that mic. There is no law against doing it if you want, however. It could be cool if the two parts of the song sound vastly different in other ways also.

But - there are other ways to get the same effect without the hassle of switching mics.

elegentdrum 24th August 2019 01:16 AM

What fits each voice is the most important factor.

That stated, I like a mic with more lows on the main voice and more highs on the background voices. A classic combination would be a Neumann for the main and a Sony for the background vocals. Say a U47 and C48.

BIG BUDDHA 24th August 2019 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by elegentdrum (Post 14165233)
What fits each voice is the most important factor.

I like a mic with more lows on the main voice and more highs on the background voices. .

i sometimes do the same. often works well.

i use an old 87 for the lows, and a 414 for the highs.

super obvious choices down here.

Buddha