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Post by themagicmanmdt » Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:50 pm

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Post by trodden » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:13 am

takeout wrote:
drumsound wrote:M88 will take EQ well, plus it has great rejection if you want to track vocals while tracking basics. I usually use onr or scratch vocals because I can actually listen to the scratch without the drum being all fucked up like when you use a mic with crappy rejection...

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Post by A-Barr » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:50 am

Gefell PM750?

Handheld Neumann-esque condensor for 300 bucks, give or take. Can sound very good or just a little weird, depending on the singer. But they sure look cool. :D

...not exactly indestructible though, but capsules are interchangeable.

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Post by logancircle » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:29 am

Yes, give them a 58 to growl into and put a condenser out in front of them. Run the 58 through distortion and compress the condenser and blend together. I've had this work very well and not so well, but try it.
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Post by dsw » Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:12 pm

Audix VX10 $400 Sounds full and fat
AT AE5400 $350 Sounds Airy and detailed
Neumann KMS 105 $700 Sounds Great period.
(prices approx)

All hand held large diaphragm condensers.

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Post by Neve Studer » Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:30 pm

I was going to suggest a sennheiser 441. It's a good vocal mic (yes yes, stevie nicks...). I've never had anyone hold it, but it'd be my choice. Frankly you could probably just take the clip off a 421 and hand it to them.

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Post by doc » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:28 pm

Had vocalist a year or so back that needed a hand held and moved around a lot. We went through the usuals 57 and 58 (reg and beta), then onto a little more abnormal 421, e609, and then finally ended up loving the Audix i5. For this vocalist it rejected a lot of the handling noise, had less pops and sibilance from pushed air, and just sounded good.

I might suggest the i5, but if you have the time and patience it would be best to do what we did and go through as many mics as it takes until you find the one that works for this vocalist on this recording.


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Post by takeout » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:49 pm

doc wrote:I might suggest the i5, but if you have the time and patience it would be best to do what we did and go through as many mics as it takes until you find the one that works for this vocalist on this recording.

I have to acquire them before I can try them...

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