thread: done with api?
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Old 17th July 2019
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I am just taking in the idea of a 312 being “experimental”.


What kind of API 312 are we talking about here? Something sounds wrong. I have not heard the new reissue, only vintage and the 3124.

There are a lot of singers who have been recorded with 312s, which according to internet wisdom, should not work...B52s, ZZ Top, just to name a couple well known cases. With U87s no less. How can that even work? I think it’s fair to say those vocalists might be described as not having particularly mellow voices, but the end result was killer.

You should really be able to record vocals without the input pad, but you can always engage it if need be. Also - there is no rule that says you have to have the input volume jacked up. Just turn it down.