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Recording Death Metal Vocals. Am I doing this right?

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by corl45, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. corl45

    corl45 Active Member

    I play a lot of music from the death metal genre. Lots of chuggs, blast beats, and low growls. And to record vocals I've been using a Behringer XM1800S mic (cheap all-around dynamic mic) hooked up to a 30W bass amp, then miked with a shure c606 all-around/vocal mic. And when listening back, I think it sounds pretty amazing, for a cheap home studio. But I'm also sure, that this is not the best way to do it, and won't give me the best sound possible. I know there is a lot of ways to record this. Right now, I know I'm going down the path of just eating a dynamic mic, no way I could every do it without touching the mic. Any suggestions or should I just keep doing it and go with the "if it sounds right, it is right" rule?
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    If it works, have at it. There are many ways to slay the feline as it were. Can you post an example though?
  3. rfahey86

    rfahey86 Guest

    Why not just run the 606 mic strait into the interface? Everything you add to a signal chain causes a little distortion. You can always extra reverb later in the mixing stage.
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I think distortion is the whole point of it.
  5. corl45

    corl45 Active Member

    Yeah, going through the amp just makes it sound better in my opinion, I've tried going straight through to the mixer. But I uploaded a sample, you can listen right here: Silence_4.wav - 4shared.com - music and mp3 sharing - download

    It is a .wav file, because I didn't want to encode it to .mp3, so the play button on there opens the windows media player plugin (instead of a simple play/pause bar), which has a history of not working (at least with me) so you might just have to download the .wav file, with the blue download button, sorry.

    I have some full songs if you'd like, but they aren't very good quality, because, as of now I don't have enough mics to mic all of us at the same time and play. And we were more of, writings songs, and recording them for reference, rather then recording to get a song done.

    Sorry for not replying as fast as what you guys have been. Most forums I'm with aren't heavily populated, so I'm used to people replying after like a day or so. haha.
  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Well, it sounds kinda cool. A couple of things though. It's clipping a tad and there's some feed back or otherwise unsavory resonance going on. I think it's just the resonance of the cab. There's no way to get rid of that. There's ways of adding distortion in your software.
  7. corl45

    corl45 Active Member

    I'm in a rather compact room, so the amp was right next to my drums, might it have been my drums rattling?

    And yeah, like I said, this was just a quick set up, we weren't even gonna do any vocals separate, except for a small cover we did, that didn't sound all that great, I'll play around with it and see what I get.

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