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help, vocal tracking

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by kiwinz, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. kiwinz

    kiwinz Guest

    My wife and i are recording some of our songs, we have tracked most
    of the instruments ,and this weekend we will do vocals.
    The hotel we stay in has some function rooms and we are
    going to use one of them that has about a 15 ft ceiling and and some
    concaved wall panels.
    I am gonna try the NT1a and also use our NT5 s on either side to give me
    some more options with panning and effects on the vocal tracks.

    Any suggestions out there on whether the mics should all be at an equal distance from the singer or would having the NT5s at
    a different distance bring better results.?

    Or is this a dumb idea and can you set me straight before I do it ...

    :shock: :? :oops:
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Distinguished Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    At different distances you will have phase issues - observe the 3:1 rule (one mic at 1m, means the other at 3m) which minimises the problem.

    At the same distance you will have minimal difference, since the mics are probably quite similar. Not equal, but not wildly different.

    Although you can always ditch the 2nd track if it causes phase issues when mixing. You can't just magic it out of thin air if you never record it...
  3. kiwinz

    kiwinz Guest

    Thanks Codemonkey , I shall observe that rule
  4. kiwinz

    kiwinz Guest

    Hey any suggestions on a set angle that works well?
    or rather how far apart should I place the 2 outer mics?

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