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share vocal chains that rock!!
Old 3rd July 2009
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share vocal chains that rock!!

I find vocals chains so interesting. It's half science half art and half voodoo (I'm aware that equals %150... but that's the math of rock n' roll, no?).

Here's a chain that worked for me on a high tenor... a very slutty one too! A slutty chain that is, not a slutty tenor.

C12>Tubetech PM1A Pre>1176>ELOP>GML Eq (just cutting some lows and adding some air).

Please share yours!
Old 3rd July 2009
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Wunder CM7-GT to a Neve 1073 to an LA3A or 1176 usually rocks...



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Old 3rd July 2009
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The regular is...
U87 to VoxBox. It sounds even more boring when I type it
Old 3rd July 2009
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Considering the gear have at my place, it's usually one of these.
1. U87>Focusrite Red 6> Summit DCL-200>Distressor
2. U87>UA 610>Summit DCL-200> DBX 160VU
3. Blue Kiwi> Avalon 737>Distressor
I also mix and match with the rest of my mic collection once in a while.............. It all depends if I'm in an experimenting mood
Old 3rd July 2009
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Rode Classic II --> A-Designs Pacifica... nothing more needed. Killer, yet minimal vocal chain.
Old 3rd July 2009
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These are a few that i've done recently with great results. All were talented musicians, which obv goes a long way.

FWIW I experiment a lot.

For light female singer:

TLM103 --> Chandler TG Chan MkII w/EQ IN, 12k +2, Lo Cut 120 Hz --> Calrec RQD6400, 3:1, SLOW Attack (Button), Auto Release

indie rock guy:

SM7 --> ADM 780 (Similar to API) --> Orange County Stressor, 3:1, 2.5 MS Attack, Auto Release

jazz vox:

C414-XLII --> LA-610, Gain +5, High EQ +1.5 @ 10K, Comp IN, GR peaking at -5 on the meter

punk singer:

Heil PR30 --> Chandler TG Chan MkII w/ EQ In, +2 @ 12K, Low Cut 90 Hz --> Orange County VS-2, Auto Release, Contour IN, hitting -8 dB on the meter
Old 3rd July 2009
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Peluso 22 251 > Trident 4T (HPF engaged, comp engaged).

MMMmmmm good!
Old 3rd July 2009
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U87 > 1073DPD > LA2A here...

Boring? Not really.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Unclenny View Post
Peluso 22 251 > Trident 4T (HPF engaged, comp engaged).

MMMmmmm good!
i like this one for its budget friendliness.

mine is a ma-200 into a chameleon labs 7622 into a dbx 160x.

this will work until i get a vintech and 1176...
Old 3rd July 2009
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M149 tube > monster cable > A deisgn Pacifica > 003 M
Old 3rd July 2009
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U87 / NTK / UMT71S - > MA5 - > TUBETECH CL1B / SHADOW HILLS OPTO

done deal.
Old 3rd July 2009
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The following is not bad:

U67-api512/LaChappelle-Retro 176
Recording vocals with it for an album now.
Old 3rd July 2009
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SM58-->Midas H3000

It´s a simple, but reliable chain. And you won´t run out of auxiliaries that soon.
Old 3rd July 2009
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all you need are these vocal chains

Old 3rd July 2009
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The one Paul McCartney uses.
Old 4th July 2009
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quite a few records lately i have been loving:

u87 > api 3142 > tubetech pe1c > germanium compressor > la2a.
Old 4th July 2009
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I've had some really nice results with this:

Female singer, sort of a Sass Jordan vibe. TLM 103 > Groove Tubes Vipre with the rise time set to slow to knock out the sibilance of the mic, into a Groove Tubes Glory Comp > CL-1B > Toft ATB for EQ

Very Sweet. Using the La2A for listen/mix.
Old 4th July 2009
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I have about six favorite vocal mics that, for vocals, I plug into one of three different awesome preamps, then straight into the converters. Later, when I compress, I have about three favorite compressors to choose from. Every one of these chains "rocks".

Although I'm fairly satisfied with my vocal mics and preamps, and usually satisfied with my compressors, I wouldn't mind having a couple more flavors of compression. Or a nice EQ. Being a slut and all.
Old 4th July 2009
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U87 or BLUE Bottle (B7 cap) -> Great River ME 1-NV -> Distressor
Old 4th July 2009
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soundelux U99b - avalon M5
Old 4th July 2009
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For the past 6 months I've been using this one:

SM7b -> Vintech x73 -> Purple MC77 -> Apogee Duet


I like the sound of it with my voice.

Here is a very short sample I did today. Mic was on flat EQ settings. Vintech EQ NOT engaged. MC77 set at 4:1 with Dr. Pepper settings.

Recorded into logic with no further processing except for a bit of reverb from Space Designer.

Please forgive the George Michael impersonation...just voice in a very bad untreated room...but you get the idea.
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Feelingood.mp3 (1.34 MB, 305 views)

Old 4th July 2009
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EV PL20 > GR MEV1 > Aphex Expressor

Hitting the GR input hard. Just a few db gain reduction on the Expressor.

This is working well for me. Through this chain is first time that I've ever liked the sound of my voice.
Old 4th July 2009
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Expensive one:
U67>Aurora Audio GTQ2>La2a

Semi Expensive:
Sm58>REDDI>Apogee Mini MP

Cheapy:
Sm7b>Apogee Mini MP
Old 4th July 2009
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Great vocalist -> Telefunken Elam 251 (1959) -> Neve 31104 -> EAR 660 was the best I ever heard.

Repeat again with Telefunken U47.

Also.. Great vocalist -> Neumann M269c -> 31102 -> Ear 660

Or..

Good Vocalist -> Shure SM7 -> Any Decent pre -> Any graceful reasonably transparent limiter -> decent enough converter/tape will do the job.

The main thing is the performance..

I can think of many many situations where a Tele 251 of U47 just wouldn't be right.

I'd choose the Neve more often than not tho.
Old 5th July 2009
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Ok, here's the one I use probably 90% of the time:

Peluso 2247SE -> BAE 1073 -> Purple MC77 -> DBX 160SL -> SPL De-Esser -> Lynx Aurora16 -> PT|HD at 24bit/96kHz
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M149 tube > monster cable > A deisgn Pacifica > 003 M
on the mosnster cable(s).. part of every chain I have
Old 5th July 2009
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M149 -> Vintech x73 -> 1176 -> Massive Passive
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M149 > Martech MSS-10 > Lil Freq EQ > Distressor. Seems to work on just about everybody I try. Modulating the aggression of the Distressor impacts the feel quite a bit.

John-
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The last time:
U87>Demeter VTMP-2B >1176LN

For pop:
TM1>UA2108>Fatso UBK

For rock:
SM57/SM7>API>1176LN
Old 5th July 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hitzalong Daway View Post
The following is not bad:

U67-api512/LaChappelle-Retro 176
haha...you're so modest.
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