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Bruno Mars vocal chain Channel Strips
Old 31st December 2010
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Bruno Mars vocal chain

My guess:

Neuman U 87 Ai

Avalon VT-737sp


150 Hertz and 15 Kilohertz each boosted by 1.5 dB with the Avalon EQ.

Aggressive compression. Fast attack. Slower release than many other pop vocalists.

Additional compression from plugins. My guess is UAD 1176 plugin. Similar fast attack, slow release.
Old 31st December 2010
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Can I bump this? I think it's a good topic.

Bump.
Old 31st December 2010
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wow, that's a very precise guess.
Old 31st December 2010
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In aiming for guess overkill my objective was to prompt someone to shout me down with an even more specific counter-guess.

Bring it on, peeps.

Unless someone engineered Bruno, in which case just spill it.
Old 1st January 2011
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He likes Brauners into a neve and yes I recorded him. Probably uses whatever is at whatever studio and likes others too but he specifically requested a Brauner when we worked together. The whole concept of one vocals chain isn't what it used to be at all. People usually don't care.
Old 1st January 2011
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"People usually don't care"...

Except here!heh

Chris

P.S. FWIW think he's an excellent vocalist.
Old 1st January 2011
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Originally Posted by Igotsoul4u
He likes Brauners into a neve and yes I recorded him
Any particular compression on the way in?
Old 1st January 2011
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Not that I know of. He wasn't super techy. He just remembered the name Brauner and neve because he thought that was the best he ever sounded. I used and 1176. Not sure what he's doing now but I can't imagine him not being hungup on the Brauner.

Don't forget that there is EQ, compression, and vocal rides on what you are hearing so don't be surprised if its not exactly like the record.
Old 1st January 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chessparov View Post
"People usually don't care"...

Except here!heh

Chris

P.S. FWIW think he's an excellent vocalist.
I personally care but none of these new writers, artists, and producers seem to care about any sort of sound consistency. I eventually gave up on asking what they like to use. Alll they care about is getting in and out quickly. When I started artists would refuse to record without their favorite mic or chain. Producers would fly into a rage if they got U47 #1 instead of U47 #2 or a different vocal booth. I am sure some people care but they are the minority in the music biz.
Old 1st January 2011
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Thanks Igotsoul, sorry just meant what I said in a kidding way.

Did you have the impression that pretty much anything reasonable
(SM7 on up), he'd still sound great on? Just curious.

I love Smokey's voice, for example, but IIRC on of his AE's didn't like a 251 on it.

Chris
Old 1st January 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Igotsoul4u View Post
I personally care but none of these new writers, artists, and producers seem to care about any sort of sound consistency. I eventually gave up on asking what they like to use. Alll they care about is getting in and out quickly. When I started artists would refuse to record without their favorite mic or chain. Producers would fly into a rage if they got U47 #1 instead of U47 #2 or a different vocal booth. I am sure some people care but they are the minority in the music biz.
I agree 100%! As long as you make them sound good, they don't care what you use. As far as they are concerned that's your job, so do your job.
Old 3rd January 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chessparov View Post

Did you have the impression that pretty much anything reasonable
(SM7 on up), he'd still sound great on? Just curious.

I love Smokey's voice, for example, but IIRC on of his AE's didn't like a 251 on it.

Chris
Im guessing the answer would be yes after watching this amazing singer

Old 7th February 2011
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He's my favorite singer/songwriter !
doesn't sing nonsense as so many artists do
Old 21st March 2012
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I was also impressed by Bruno Mars. He's quite a talent...very entertaining.
Old 7th October 2014
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U87 >>>> Manley Langevin Dual Vocal Combo >>> Protools
Old 7th October 2014
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U87 >>>> Manley Langevin Dual Vocal Combo >>> Protools
Yep.

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