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Old 3rd May 2016
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Originally Posted by salomonander View Post
certainly none. if its not sounding right, change the mic or its positioning. maybe you do want some artificial pultec kind of shimmer - but tracking is not the stage to imply it in my opinion. or - if you want to get creative split the signal at the micpre and go crazy while printing an un-eqed track. its fun and its safe. killing an important take for no reason is not.btw do not do this with older 600ohms output preamps.
Sometimes the singer is so shrill or dark that changing the mic , its pickup pattern, and its positioning is not enough. I eq while tracking when there are massive, obvious problems. I don't eq when recording to give something a shimmer or to add low end; that I save for mixing.