I read in a review that the Baby Bottle brings out a lot of high mids and it sounds harsh on female vox. I'm wondering if you've had this problem (it was printed in mix so i'd trust almost anyone's experience over theirs..but i still have to ask).
Also, which capsule of the Bottle do you like on females?
Under $500 - CAD E-350 or Rode NTK depending on the voice
Some female voices (like my wife's) are very hard to get right and the mic is critical. I'm probably looking at Stephen Paul's new Wonder Mic or a Soundelux U99 as my next mic purchase for this specific goal.
SM7b (on heavy stuff, Vipre into a Level Devil into a GML8200 is very nice), AT 4047 (pretty stuff, works nicely with A Design's MP-1 and an LA2a), SM58 (Moded Sytek into a distressor works nice, but can be too hyped on the top end for the breathy vocalists, also try unscrewing the windscrean from the top) MXL-2001 with Royer mod (great with anyone of the Neve ripoffs into an 1176)
The U195 (works very nicely with the Crane Song stuff!), AKG 414 TLII, TLM-103, RE20(on heavy stuff,and worked great with a Langevin Dual Vocal Combo I tried at Soundcastle once) Possibly the AEA84 ribbon (mine isn't here yet)
vintage C12, Sony 800G, Elam, and lately my U47fet has been doing a great job on female vocals to my suprise.
YES! First time I ever tried it was just this past week. CAD E-300 to Peavey VMP-2 to Fatso with Tracking Comp, no Tranny, no Warmth. Very smooth, lots of air and rich tone. I was going to buy an Origin for handling tough female vocalists (and will still do so) but now I can get a better mic first. Fatso to the rescue once again!
I have tried alot of Mics 103 *tlm 193* sm7 *u87 and the best results we have had is with the Shure ksm-27 the same mic the Dixie chicks us live *** not the 44 although I love this mic as well .I had the same problem the 103 had to much of a peak in the top.The sm7 was a bit to milky .The [27} 3 different females no eq no de-essing .The complete answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Hi, I'm new here, I was just searching for an answer to my female vocals problem and chanced across this topic...
All the suggestions so far sound good but my worry is the artist in question has a very sibilant style of vocals. She's doing rap style vocals and when she's enunciating certain words the sibilance becomes really bad. I'd rather not spend hours editing the vocal tracks for this kinda thing and when I run a de-esser over it it sounds a little better, hopefully if I can find a more suitable mic I can avoid most of the editing all together. Does anyone know a good mic for a sibilant female rapper?
p.s. one of the ones already mentioned may well be a good one for my purpose, I dont know jack about half of them though so I wanna double check, like