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I placed my order....did I make the right decision?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by ShutDownProductions, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Hey, I have been doing a quite a bit of research on a home studio vocal setup. My voice is medium-deep in tone and pretty aggressive, kind of a mix between dre and tech n9ne --anyways, kind of unusual. I am currently using a setup over at my buddies. Blue Baby bottle condenser mic going through a Focusrite Platinum pre and mixed in Nuendo.
    We have been able to get some really good sounding results but I noticed that my current combo didn't always flatter my voice.

    After reading multiple forums and reviews I placed an order for a new setup. I had to go with the Shure SM7B and the True Systems P-solo. From what I read, it sounds like it fits my style. I also grabbed a RME Hammerfall 9632 to interface it with my computer where I will be mixing in nuendo. I should be receiving my setup within the next couple of days, so I will let you know what I think. Until then take a jump over and listen to the track "fall in" -- I am on the first verse and it should give you a good idea on what my voice sounds like....did I make a good decision. http://www.myspace.com/shutdownproductions

    Also, I live out in the middle of nowhere so I don't really have a chance to try any gear out in person --- just goin off online reviews Thanks

  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Those particular pieces will fit togther well. The mic may seem a bit dull to you at first, but after some experience with 'working' it, you will begin to understand its understated accuracy and its tonal sweep. Its not a bright in-yer-face kinda mic but it is a great one. The P-Solo is a fine neutral and accurate pre with a crap-load of gain....which you WILL need for the SM7b.

    Will this work on your voice? Only time will tell.
  3. TheFraz

    TheFraz Active Member

    Feb 5, 2007
    Yea the sm7b eats up your gain. But god damn do I love that mic.
    My fave mic to use on clean electric guitars. Plus it sounds great with most male singers.
    I have picked that mic over an U87 more then once when auditioning them with male vocalists.
    I came close to buying the very same pre, so please tell us how she is. I have heard nothing but great things about it
  4. Now I am really looking forward to getting this setup up an running, UPS tracking shows delivery tomorrow so I will be sure to report back later this week!

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