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Male falsetto voice, think Prince "Kiss." Condenser Microphones
Old 28th July 2004
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Male falsetto voice, think Prince "Kiss."

I am looking to record a fair amount of male vox that will be falsetto. Like I said you can think of "Kiss" by Prince. Any techniques and or mic suggestions. Any past experiences share would offer some insight. Thanks.
Old 28th July 2004
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I think the U195 and AT4060 you mention in your previous post would do fine. That kind of thing is usually close-mic work going for an intimate sound. Compression choice will usually have a bigger impact on such things. Careful with gain structure also.

Old 28th July 2004
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Obviously it's all about the singer, but I did actually help record a Prince cover recently as part of a mic shoot-out and the Blue Kiwi was the clear winner in the 'sounds just like Prince' stakes! (pre-amps were Cranesong Spider). This mic just oozes attitude, reaching out from within a mix to grab you by the short'n'curlies - he of the diminuitive Royal sideburns himself might just approve!
Old 28th July 2004
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Prince used a Sennheiser MD 441 for the vocals on Kiss.
Old 3rd August 2004
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Ditto that on the 441.
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