recording vocals when you have a thin, nasally-ass voice

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Post by VelvetoneStudios » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:17 pm

2nd the proximity effect!! I'm sure you can get the loan of a 57, or even a 58 with the grill screwed off. If it's still too bright, stick a foam mic ball over it or a medium thick sock. If this gets you warm enough but sound muffled, boost your presence freq.'s in PT. Also, a physical trick is to cut your vx right when you wake up. I use a more destructive version of that....Iif I need more I stay up really really late drinking liquor (not beer) and then wake up and drink Throat Coat tea with honey and start as soon as possible. One more P.C. way is to grab a couple acoustics and some buddies and belt out a bunch of covers for 3 or 4 hours the night before. Don't blow your chords out, but slightly swollen chords add some depth and chest the next day. Check my MySpace www.myspace.com/tcatt and you'll hear what those tricks do for my voice. I think there are 4 songs up there, with several different microphones happning.
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Post by Ryan Silva » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:20 pm

VelvetoneStudios wrote:2nd the proximity effect!! I'm sure you can get the loan of a 57, or even a 58 with the grill screwed off. If it's still too bright, stick a foam mic ball over it or a medium thick sock. If this gets you warm enough but sound muffled, boost your presence freq.'s in PT. Also, a physical trick is to cut your vx right when you wake up. I use a more destructive version of that....Iif I need more I stay up really really late drinking liquor (not beer) and then wake up and drink Throat Coat tea with honey and start as soon as possible. One more P.C. way is to grab a couple acoustics and some buddies and belt out a bunch of covers for 3 or 4 hours the night before. Don't blow your chords out, but slightly swollen chords add some depth and chest the next day. Check my MySpace www.myspace.com/tcatt and you'll hear what those tricks do for my voice. I think there are 4 songs up there, with several different microphones happning.
Wow!!!

I think those vocal tips should get there own thread. Some very useful techniques there "velvet" will have to try some of those.
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Post by greatmagnet » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:36 pm

It's ok to sound thin and nasally, just ask Neil Young.
No it ain't. Just ask Billy Corgan.
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Post by vvv » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:37 am

I have never recorded my ass voice.

Or maybe I sing as well as talk from there... :roll: :lol:
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Post by glagola1 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:52 am

Ribbon mic is what I'd advise... Worked great for me.
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Post by vvv » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:51 am

I think my ass voice might blow out a ribbon mic...

Jes' sayin'... :lol:


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