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How should I set my EQs for recording vocals???

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by dirtysouthstunta, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. I have my microphone going into my mixer, and then into protools. How should I set my EQs on the mixer for the vocals coming into protools? Is it a good idea to set everything to zero, and then eq it in protools?

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  3. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    It depends. You may not need to EQ at all going into protools. You may want to roll off under 80-100hz. But then again, if you EQ to tape there's no going back. If you dont EQ going to tape you can always EQ later ITB.

    USE YOUR EARS. There isnt a set of rules for recording any particular sound source.
  4. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    Shotgun is a thread troll.

    Your friend always and forever,

  5. i wouldnt eq going into protools, all the eging you will need is aviable there. plus so may end up with a sibliance problem if you bup up the wrong frequnecies and if you cut them you might find that you wish you didint. i would take the advice about low pass high pass and then use the eq very sparingly afterwrds. i personally have never used too much eq on vocasl. i good mic and a good pre and you shouldnt have to do too much
    hope it helps
  6. axel

    axel Guest

    the max i do is rolling off some low end if i have some "rumble", which you actually shouldn't have in the first place. only if there is really no other way with mic placement or mic choice to avoid it.

    and then EQ all the rest after recording. what you cut out before you never get back, and changing / manipulating afterwards is easy...
  7. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member



    If it doesnt sound right, then move the mic, move the singer, off axis, goboe the area, use the pad/roll-off on the mic(if any)....
    In short do not use any of the mixers controls for anything other than monitoring.............unless you are recording through a Neve/API/MCI/other premium console....then do what ever sounds great.

    All of the above suggestions are still the FIRST thing to do no matter what you record through.

    There is NO MAGIC SETTING. Recording is capturing a Performance in an Environment at a specific Time.
  8. ErikFlipside

    ErikFlipside Guest

    You mean asshole, right?

    I think you meant asshole.
  9. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    yeah that too. He is evil. I am good. So I leave those terms for him.
  10. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest


    Do not feed the trolls!

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