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Shure SM7b
Old 15th April 2004
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Shure SM7b

I just got one and it's not exactly blowing me away. I tried it on a few singers and a guitar cab and it's not quite what I was expecting. What about the presence boost/bass cut? I didn't find the presence boost to be very useful on the few applications I used it on.
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i see the shure sm7 as giving you a big lump of clay with everything you need to make a great sculpture just need the know how and tools(equalizer etc.) to sculpt into something beautiful. Never have I recorded my SM7 and it sounds great. But it does take to eq very well
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Makes me feel a bit better. Everything was tracked completely flat so hopefully I can make something out of the tracks.
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glad your were able to understand my fukked up grammar....after i re read it i'm like wtf? lol
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Originally posted by Teacher
i see the shure sm7 as giving you a big lump of clay with everything you need to make a great sculpture just need the know how and tools(equalizer etc.) to sculpt into something beautiful. Never have I recorded my SM7 and it sounds great. But it does take to eq very well
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genius description - ive done almost entire tracks with the sm-7 and its so special.
im always trying to find a very quiet mic pre for it as it needs tons of gain for vocals - too bad its my fav vocal mic. is there a mod that will change the gain structure or put it on some sort of 47 tube case and not in that german hand granade thing?????
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Old 16th April 2004
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try the mp2r by A-Designs Plenty of gain and super quiet Royer helped design it for ribbon mics...it just went up in price though
Old 16th April 2004
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I have been using it through the regular MP-2. I do have to crank it with the SM7b on quiet sections. The SM7b has a freakin' low output! I can't imagine using the regular SM7.
Old 16th April 2004
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there supposed to be the same sonically...but e-cue claims the output is higher and its clearer refering to the B...i still like my SM7 though
Old 17th April 2004
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I just got a SM7b myself and the gain is way low. To track my voice with it through my MP2NV I have to nail to input and output, which kind of limits the pallete a little bit. It's a good sound, but still not enough gain for my liking...

I was going to toss up a post about this but thought I'd just tag along in this one. I haven't tried it with my RNP yet, so perhaps it'll be a little more hot.

Having said that, the one tune I used it on was a rock-ish tune and it was just "the" sound. Perfecto. I'm looking forward to playing with it some more.
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Hmm... I gotta get a 7b. My GR MP-2 (not NV) can overload my converters with KM184's even if it's turned all the way down. The two of them should play nice together.
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I just got a SM7b myself and the gain is way low. To track my voice with it through my MP2NV I have to nail to input and output, which kind of limits the pallete a little bit. It's a good sound, but still not enough gain for my liking...

I was going to toss up a post about this but thought I'd just tag along in this one. I haven't tried it with my RNP yet, so perhaps it'll be a little more hot.

Having said that, the one tune I used it on was a rock-ish tune and it was just "the" sound. Perfecto. I'm looking forward to playing with it some more.
at 60 db of gain on my rnp i find i get a decent signal to record on my sm7 at 66db the noise floor is too high for vox IMO...MP@r changed that super quiet and clean
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