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Background vocals...
Old 9th June 2006
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🎧 15 years
Background vocals...

Do you tend to use one preamp and vocal mic combination for all background vocal tracks on a song??? This is in regards to recording tracks and parts individually. Thank you
Old 9th June 2006
Lives for gear
🎧 15 years
There is no reason not to ... you can get enough variation in sound and space by varying the distance from the mic, and numerous mixing options.

Many classic albums were done on consols that had the same preamps on each channel. Some people argue that using the same preamps gives you a desirable color. Other people suggest that using different preamps gives more variety - it's very much an artistic choice.

If you have a choice of mics & preamps, and time to kill, by all means try everything and use what works. Otherwise don't worry about.
Old 9th June 2006
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🎧 10 years
for a quick answer no I dont......... I do alot of R&B , Soul and Gospel.... in R&B i use t he part and way of singin it etc to choose tone.... I try to gain my color for the part in tracking b4 mixing.... no heavy EQ though... if its like a falsetto kind of thing you may want a brighter pre.... low harmonys a thicker one etc........ As a rule if time allows I always use a diff chain for leads and backs and patch into whatever the current part is....oh and I always compress a little more (not nuke on the distressor more) on backs especially if you do the Atypical hard pan thing to keep it consistent across....

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