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Old 24th July 2015
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Originally Posted by LeOwnwho View Post
Got everything setup and working. Have only recorded a couple times with the SM7B, but damn that microphone needs a lot of gain. I have my gain knob turned up like 80-90% just to be able to hear myself. Anyone have any tips on how to use this microphone for the best? I heard about the cloudlifter part that will bring up the gain, but I'd like to stay away from getting that. Might just think about getting a new microphone. Vocals sound okay on the microphone, not as nice as the Neumann 103, but I knew that would be the case.

Also whenever i pronounce the "P" sound with this mic it seems to really catch onto it.

Any advice helps!
We all weren't kidding when we said the mic needs clean gain.

It's a great mic, but it needs an out-board pre to shine. The plosives are a matter of distance and using a pop filter (take off the windscreen).