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What vocal mic did you use today
Old 19th May 2019
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Not. Because of the at least for me rather small sweetspots. I like them, but more in the mixing-process, when I can dial them in more accurate. The kt2a is nice, but also a bit wonky.. don't know how to describe

Eqp-kt is now definitely banned from vocals here. Somewhat foggy and edgy. Love em for bass, kicks etc.

Nothing beats a (real) 1176 for tracking, that's totally my thing
I completely agree with you.

I haven't talked about it much, but I found the EQP-KT to be a little edgy on lead vocals. I ended up selling mine. I'm a little leery about the Behr/KT gear now.

I'm dying to get some 1176 here for tracking. Things keep coming up I guess that's no surprise.
Old 20th May 2019
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Brauner VMX -> Pacifica pre -> 576 Blue Strip for EDM female vocal
Old 22nd May 2019
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Neumann M149 > Heritage 1073/500 > Urei 1176 rev F > Manley ELOP for a female vocalist.
Old 22nd May 2019
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ADK Z-Mod 251 into an A Designs MP2A

Here is the 251 in a cover of Mary McCaslin's "Prairie in the Sky" understanding it is 64 bit Opus file streaming (with my 69 year old voice )

Love her and Jim Ringer! A friend played bass on their albums and gave them to me
Old 4 weeks ago
  #1475
Used my Advanced Audio CM12 on a vocal last night. Been on the fence about selling it for a while, but it just nailed the sound I needed.. I guess it stays now!
Old 4 weeks ago
  #1476
Sm7b. Went back to this one after experiements with u87 clones. I still like the sm7 better.
Fat and warm
Old 4 weeks ago
  #1477
Went through all of my go-to mics on an artist, and they were all doing unflattering things to their voice. Ended up trying a 57 since that’s what they had recorded the demo vocals with; it was PERFECT! Especially paired with the Trident D2O tube preamp...
Old 4 weeks ago
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SM58 live but I used it for a live in studio recording a few weeks back and it sounded great.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Neumann M149 > Heritage 1073/500 > Urei 1176 rev F > Manley ELOP for a female vocalist.
A bit late here, but how hard were you hitting the input on the Heritage? I’m currently borrowing a friend’s Vintech and it’s a little tricky to avoid distortion with my M149.

Also, insanely jealous of the Urei/ELOP combo.
Old 4 weeks ago
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A bit late here, but how hard were you hitting the input on the Heritage? I’m currently borrowing a friend’s Vintech and it’s a little tricky to avoid distortion with my M149.

Also, insanely jealous of the Urei/ELOP combo.
On the first song I had the gain up a bit and I kinda loved the saturation. Since the heritage has no output control, I used the urei input to soak some of the extra level, but I admittedly also hit the urei pretty hard because it just worked so well with the song. On the second tune I backed off the gain to 25 or 20 and it was a little cleaner. The 149 really is a super hot mic! I do have an in-line attenuator that I could have used.
Old 4 weeks ago
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On the first song I had the gain up a bit and I kinda loved the saturation. Since the heritage has no output control, I used the urei input to soak some of the extra level, but I admittedly also hit the urei pretty hard because it just worked so well with the song. On the second tune I backed off the gain to 25 or 20 and it was a little cleaner. The 149 really is a super hot mic! I do have an in-line attenuator that I could have used.
Nice! Yeah it’s definitely a really cool sounding saturation, just a little tricky when you don’t want it. I think I had it set to -30, guess it’s going all the way down next time!
Old 4 weeks ago
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Nice! Yeah it’s definitely a really cool sounding saturation, just a little tricky when you don’t want it. I think I had it set to -30, guess it’s going all the way down next time!
The vintech goes down to -20 I believe. Also toggle the impedance switch and see which position sounds better to you. I remember it making a big difference with that mic.
Old 3 weeks ago
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The vintech goes down to -20 I believe. Also toggle the impedance switch and see which position sounds better to you. I remember it making a big difference with that mic.
So I just had success patching the M149 direct into the X73's line input — got rid of this annoying "crispy" sound I was getting with pretty much every setting imaginable on the mic input. I also switched the mic one click over towards bidirectional (read here that this is actually the M149's "true" cardioid setting). Loving this sound.

It's pretty crazy — I actually prefer my Apollo's preamp to the Vintech's mic input by a pretty wide margin, but the line input is a different story.
Old 3 weeks ago
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So I just had success patching the M149 direct into the X73's line input — got rid of this annoying "crispy" sound I was getting with pretty much every setting imaginable on the mic input. I also switched the mic one click over towards bidirectional (read here that this is actually the M149's "true" cardioid setting). Loving this sound.

It's pretty crazy — I actually prefer my Apollo's preamp to the Vintech's mic input by a pretty wide margin, but the line input is a different story.
I'll have to give that a try! Now that I have the Heritage 1073/500 I don't really use the x73i's for vocals anymore, but this really has me intrigued.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #1485
My pair of consecutive U87's before they left home for good. It was sad but I have too many pairs of mics and I'm too old to wait on maintenance guys if anything crops up.
Old 3 weeks ago
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The Apollo preamp?
Ok
Old 3 weeks ago
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Neumann TLM170 (purple badge) to BAE 1073
Old 3 weeks ago
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U89 into Sonosax R4+

Last edited by Plush; 3 weeks ago at 02:46 PM..
Old 3 weeks ago
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Sennheiser MD 441

Sold my SM7B for this and no regrets.
Old 3 weeks ago
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blackspade um17 into ferrograph tube preamp
Old 3 weeks ago
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blackspade um17 into ferrograph tube preamp
Have you the upgraded BS um17?
Old 3 weeks ago
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Have you the upgraded BS um17?
No the classic version but I upgraded it with thiersch M7 capsule and pro audio cable.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Here for the gear
Pearlman>Neve Prism>LA3A Teletrinix...did not suck
AKG Tube with above chain.....for BGV variation...also did not suck
Old 3 weeks ago
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AKG Solidtube--fantastic

A real tube mic.
Old 3 weeks ago
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The Apollo preamp?
Ok
If this is in reference to my post, yes. I’m not saying the Apollo is objectively better than the Vintech across the board — I’m saying I prefer it for my voice in my room with a specific mic.

My Wunder PEQ2R is objectively better than both, however.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Curious about the Solidtube. They aren’t much money...
Old 3 weeks ago
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Today I set up my iSK 2B Beauty and Aeyser L36B on a female singer. They both sound really good on her voice and I may end up using one on verses and the other on choruses. Or I might blend them, because they both work pretty well in the track.
Old 3 weeks ago
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AKG Solidtube--fantastic

A real tube mic.
Didn‘t they use to be the most hated mic here, befor the TLM103 got so...“popular“?
Old 3 weeks ago
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AKG Solidtube--fantastic A real tube mic.
Well, that is something of a surprise.

Never managed to get a sound I liked out of the SolidTube, but I suppose I tend towards cleaner tube mics like the Brauner Valvet.
Old 3 weeks ago
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I'm wondering if he was being sarcastic........
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