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Matching a mic to my vocals or is that not a factor? (female vocs)
Old 24th December 2011
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Matching a mic to my vocals or is that not a factor? (female vocs)

Does my vocal range, tone and volume effect the choice of a vocal mic?
I see a lot of recommendations for mics for vocals but is a persons particular voice play a factor in a choice for a good mic? I never had an engineer hear my voice before a session and say, " I have the perfect mic for your voice" They just put a mic in front of me and that's it. I'm thinking I get better results with bringing my own mic to sessions.

I am currently using a Great river Pre and Sure KSM27, MOTU 2408 mk3
I do not use any auto tune or melodyne
Here are a few clips of my vocals and what would you recommend.

Thanks for any insight.
Old 24th December 2011
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Try something with either a k67 style capsule (brauner, c800g, etc) or a c12 style capsule (bock 251, um25, etc)

Depends how much you like to spend really
Old 24th December 2011
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Is there some way to try these mics without doing a buy and return?
Because that's kind of the issue is I have a page of mic recommendations and I understand that it comes down to a a/b comparison but I need to narrow down the list with some other approach then a recommendation. For example, I would recomend this mic because of your vocal range. Or is this just not a factor?
Old 24th December 2011
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Harsh voice soft mike Soft voice hard mike... I know it looks weird..
Old 24th December 2011
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If money is no object, call up Tony at Stephen Paul Audio. Tell him you have $28k and you want a Neumann M49, Neumann U67 and a Neumann U47. All original with original supplies in exquisite functioning/sonic condition. Guaranteed that one (if not all three of these mics) will sound great with your voice.

If money is an object, consider a new Bock 141 tube mic for around $3,100.

Can't afford $3k (understandable) consider a Lauten. Good value for the dollar.

For low budget, dirt blues or screaming super lungs... Shure SM7.

- Cheers
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