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Old 30th August 2018
  #1291
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$45 AKG D790>Mbox2 Mini

One take acapella practice recording of "Down in the Boondocks"....
Chris
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Song 48downinboondocks.mp3 (1.97 MB, 1692 views)

Old 30th August 2018
  #1292
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Sounds good chess
Old 31st August 2018
  #1293
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Thanks! IMHO the AKG D790, is "the poor man's Beyer M88" on vocals.
Chris
Old 1st September 2018
  #1294
Luke Audio Y56 with Violet Design VD67 capsule (homemade adaptor, really hope Luke makes a real adaptor soon and I can put away the tape) on all vocals. Saving up for some of the new Blue caps.



Blue B7 capslule -


Last edited by RKeefe1032; 25th September 2018 at 02:09 PM..
Old 1st September 2018
  #1295
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Very nice Terry!

Here's a brief one take acapella, on "Getting Better" (I hope!).
MXL V87 (low cost U87 clone)>MBox2 Mini with lite processing.
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Song 47mxlv87gettingbetter.wav (1.39 MB, 1089 views)

Old 1st September 2018
  #1296
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iSK 2B Beauty. I recorded 2 mics, but chose this one for the song I mixed today.
Old 3rd September 2018
  #1297
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Another acapella (one take) practice recording, brief excerpt of "Sitting in Limbo".

AKG 200 Perception (300 Hz cut on)>Studio Projects VTB-1 (tube blend 9:00)>Mbox2 Mini.

The VTB-1 is a much better sounding pre, than what's in the Mbox.
Better also than the Vita pre's, I have in a Mackie Mixer.
I wanted to hear how much the VTB-1 smoothed out the AKG 200 (it did).

Light de-essing/compression, with some reverb. All via Multitrackstudio.
Tried to get some of my breathiness out with Audacity's "Noise Removal" VST.

Thanks for listening.
Chris
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Song 49sittinginlimbo.wav (3.97 MB, 1040 views)

Old 4th September 2018
  #1298
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I changed the capsules in my perception 200
Way smoother.
No nasty brightness
Old 4th September 2018
  #1299
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Rob, not my best recording (or performance).
But... Did my AKG 200 sound smooth enough?
Thanks, Chris
P.S. Below is a relatively better recording (snippet) of
"Something So Right", with the AKG 200.
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Song 52firsttoadmitit.wav (2.16 MB, 915 views)

Old 4th September 2018
  #1300
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Placid Audio Copperphone.
Old 5th September 2018
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chessparov2.0 View Post
Rob, not my best recording (or performance).
But... Did my AKG 200 sound smooth enough?
Thanks, Chris
P.S. Below is a relatively better recording (snippet) of
"Something So Right", with the AKG 200.
Sounds good to me
Old 5th September 2018
  #1302
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Strongly recommend taping (duck tape works) a trashtalk audio telephone mic (100$) As a second mic. So many great uses
Old 5th September 2018
  #1303
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Thanks Rob! Chris

P.S. Here's Oktava 219>Mbox2, another "one take",
of a classic early (Columbia era) Sinatra standard.
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Song 54nancylaughingface.wav (1.82 MB, 866 views)

Old 12th September 2018
  #1304
im upgrading .. now having brauner phanthera on a neve 1073 1176 and a summit eq with tube output for extra mojo apogee rosetta ad da . but heard the vm1 and valvet . like that upfront sound with still deep weight and smooth highs .. i really like the brauner mic sound on my voice ..
Old 15th September 2018
  #1305
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Super setup Gregory! If you have any clips, feel free to post them.

Here's a brief vocal testing of the new (old) Oktava 319, on a snippet of
"Shaft", 319 set on stun-I mean flat...
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shaft2.wav (1.34 MB, 771 views)

Old 16th September 2018
  #1306
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The lamented Big ER mic, RIP John Downs. It really is a big mic! Tends to pinch a bit more then I like in the high mids...Ignore the cricket, he's been a real basturd this week.

Big ER -> RCA BA31a -> RNP 5033 HP/60, HM/broad dip abput 5000 -> Retro Sta.
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Veil of Snow OD4.mp3 (9.85 MB, 1141 views)

Old 16th September 2018
  #1307
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Just got an AEA R88 and a pair of R44 CE.

This morning I checked em out.. I recorded acoustic guitar with the R88 then did a lead vocal and a couple passes of bg vocals with the R44 tried each of the pair on high and low back ups.. Sequential and seem exactly the same

Still need to get better at delivery of the lead vocal but I like the overall sound a lot!

Oh yeah and I also got an RPQ2 that I used for preamp

Recorded to 2" tape thru API 1608. A little sta level on lead vox

And too much reverb lol

Just did a quick mix and rode the bg vox on a buss Far from done

Ive decided I like ribbons on my voice
I have a weird voice
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RORY 9-16 2 BUSS.mp3 (3.52 MB, 1096 views)

Old 17th September 2018
  #1308
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Aea ku4

Saturday, 9/15, was my first opportunity to use the AEA KU4 on all vocals for a session and I really enjoyed it. My preamp setup is pretty unique overall, here goes.

KU4 > RPQ2 > Coil Audio 286 > Pueblo Audio JR4

The rest of the chain is also unique.

God So Loved - Hillsong Worship Cover by 4 sweet young ladies in 7th, 8th and 9th grade:
God So Loved - Hillsong Worship Cover by Junior Music | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Last edited by StevenLMorgan; 17th September 2018 at 08:49 PM..
Old 18th September 2018
  #1309
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Love the KU4 and it’s a work of art as well.
Old 22nd September 2018
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2 1x12” Tube gtr amps. One with a Royer 101 and the other with a Shure Beta 181 cardioid. Both aimed at the dust cap seem. Player had a very slow and gentle lush chorus. I’m not usually a fan of that move, but it was an excellent stereo chorus and literally did almost nothing. The mic differences played into the effect nicely. Mics into Hardy’s and then straight to tape (PT).
JJ
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Old 24th September 2018
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Last night: Vintage U87 from late '70s> API 312> vintage LA2A> vintage Pultec. Sounded great on rap client!
Old 12th October 2018
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I've been a repeat offender of posting here without providing examples - it's always tough for me to do that on the day of recording. So this was more like a year ago today, but at least I can post some sound

This is an ADK Z67 mic, and I'm pretty sure I used an NPNG preamp and no additional processing during recording. (I'm posting the whole mixed song, which does have some compression, etc. at mix time - but this is not the mastered version.)

I used several different mics with this singer for his album, and it was cool to hear the differences. I really like how the ADK worked with his voice - great mic! I need to use it more than I have.
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TheRiverSong1.mp3 (9.78 MB, 713 views)

Old 12th October 2018
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AEA R44>Shelford Channel
Old 12th October 2018
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Would enjoy hearing that recording.

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AEA R44>Shelford Channel
Old 12th October 2018
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I used an Avenson STO-2 omni on my last vocal, I was surprised that it worked very well.
Old 29th October 2018
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FLEA 47 and UM92.1s via Telefunken V672a
Old 29th October 2018
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On Saturday I was finally able to do a vocal session with Earthworks new SV33 and am impressed. Also put up a Neumann KMS 105 when we recorded piano and two vocals together. The rejection of both mics made them a pleasure to use on the vocalists standing about two feet apart and both mics were on Coil Audio 286 preamps. I was also very happy with a first session on a new Nord Piano 4 which replaced my V-Piano.

I work with Middle & High Schoolers who were champs practicing and recording for a Christmas Concert with 17 songs. On Saturday we recorded piano, lead and some harmony for 12 songs and piano for a 13th.

4 Who Would Have Dreamed - V1 by Junior Music | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Last edited by StevenLMorgan; 29th October 2018 at 10:05 PM.. Reason: Added a song link
Old 29th October 2018
  #1318
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I recorded vocals today with AKG 414XLS, SSL preamp, LA2 & Lynx Aurora. Usually I use U67 for vocals, but in this case it didn't work so good. So I tried 414, and it was sounded great with singer. Also had Sennheiser 441 recorded along.
Old 29th October 2018
  #1319
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U87 ->Daking
SM7b ->API
416 ->Grace M101 (Voice Over)

It's been a busy day...
Old 30th October 2018
  #1320
Female Vox > U67 R.I> RS124 > Burl.
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