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Best Condenser mic for sharp growling vocals?

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by Sinesis, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Sinesis

    Sinesis Guest

    Can any of you give any tips on the best condenser mic to use for heavy growling vocals, an example would be, Chester Bennington from Linkin Park or maybe something in the likes of Phil Anselmo from Pantera, or Chad Gray from Mudvayne.

  2. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest


    And lots of gain on the pre-amp
  3. Sinesis

    Sinesis Guest

    thx.. any other alternatives?`what about preamps? what preamp would be best for this kinda sound?
  4. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    A lot of growly stuff is actually recorded with a SM58, mostly because the artist may want to move around alot with the mic in hand. Most artists like that have developed a stage technique that they want to carry over into their recordings.

    For Pre's, geez, um...I'd try out a 1073, a 610, and the Sebatron. It's too hard to nail it down without actually hearing it.
  5. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    you might be better off with a dynamic then a condencer, or leave the condencer in the room and give him a nice dynamic.

    sm58 cheap
    sm7 and re20 not so cheap

    and if you cant affourd either ev 636 off ebay cheapest. just make sure the 636 has the adaptor chord.
  6. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    Soundelux iFET7 in V mode. I can't even sell a Soundelux into Europe so I don't benefit one bit from recommending this to you, I just think it's an incredible mic especially in this application. Email me and I'll give you a link of a very heavy band I recorded a couple months ago and we used that mic. It smoked every mic including dynamic mics, which were thin in comparison.
  7. rudedogg

    rudedogg Guest

    i did some really heavy growly stuff using a sm57 into my seventh circle A12 preamp, and then into a RNC compressor before protools.

    depends on the voice, i have had good luck with SM7, and actually a groove tubes gt55.

  8. Sinesis

    Sinesis Guest

    thanks for the good feedback.. i'm a little interested in th Groove Tubes GT55.. any sound samples or anything??
  9. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Yeah rudedog, A12 kills for screamy growly stuff. Especially if you want it up front. If you want the vox muckier or, uh, not so out front, then something else might be better. But I did a screamer/growler with just a SPC1 through an A12 and it ruled. Beyerdynamic m69 or m88 can be cool too if you want to try a dynamic. Too much personal preference for you to get one definitive answer on this though.
  10. Sinesis

    Sinesis Guest

    okey.. mainly i want the sound to be "in your face". And at the same time a very rich and clear sound. But i'll guess i'll have to test some of the mics you mentioned and hear what i like. By the way is the Avalon M5 good for these kinda vocals? And i couldnt find any info on the Soundlux mics on the net... do they have a webpage or anything?

  11. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member


    It's also under 'Soundelux' on our website, link below.

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