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at 4040

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by billblues, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. billblues

    billblues Active Member

    never see any postings for this mic.very sensitive mic having trouble with vocals.can't seem to get it to dialed in.even with a low amount of gain it distorts way to easily for male blues type vocals.It sounds killer on cymbals though.all i'm doing is running the mic thru 1 channel on the ghost with no compression.
  2. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    I don't have a 4040 but it does have a good reputation- have you tried contacting AT with the problem? There might be something wrong with it...
  3. billblues

    billblues Active Member

    blown headphones?

    I figured out my distortion problem.I was using pioneer headphones that are either blown or the wrong spec's .the output being extremely loud should of been a dead giveaway, but once again because of my inexperience I jumped to conculsions that either the mic or the ghost were shot.for some reason the headphones sound fine on everything but the ghost, so I thought they were fine just real loud.the ghost headphone output is spec'd at +14dbu at max.what headphones should i be using for tracking and mixing?
  4. Boltino

    Boltino Guest

    I'm a big fan of the 4040. It works well on a variety of sources and is transparent enough to be used on a lot of tracks in a single project. :cool:

  5. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Re: blown headphones?

    senns 280's are great for tracking- for mising you should get a good set of monitors 8)
  6. billblues

    billblues Active Member

    I have a set of monitors{event tr8's} but there not set up yet i'm waiting on pedestals, that i've recently ordered on line. obviously a pair of headphones will be on the next order thanx for your speedy response
  7. RickShepherd

    RickShepherd Guest

    I am having good results with the AT 4033 I just bought, here is a song of me singing into it.

    Signal Chain:

    Voice -> AT4033 -> Mackie 808s Mixer -> Tape output to computer (Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card) -> Mackie Traction software to record.

    No EQ, just a bit of reverb on guitar and vocals. Guitar pickup is plugged directly into the Mackie 808s input.

    Song Recorded with AT4033

    Hope that helps as a reference.
  8. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Great recording! Do you have a good acoustic environment? I have a couple of mics from the 40 series, but not the 4033. Very nice sound!

    John Stafford
  9. RickShepherd

    RickShepherd Guest

    Hi, actually I have a high two-story ceiling in my living room, which I have always thought was echoey, but it doesn't appear to affect the recordings. There is wall-to-wall carpeting which helps, but overall no special setup for sound really.

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