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tips for recording a singer

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by TheJackAttack, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    This technique is a quote from Fletcher I read recently. It specifically was in reference to a Neumann SM26 but could be utilized with any pair of mic's one could place in a coincident array.

    The easiest way I have to do utilize this (without a SM26) is with a pair of SDC mated with an AKG H300. I've used the H300 with AT4051's as well as AKG C391/392/393/394 (not at once!) for M/S as well as ORTF & NOS & Blumlein & DIN. It had never occurred to me to track a vocalist that way.

    Another implementation would be by using a Sabra-Som ST4 vertically and placing two medium or large condensers in coincident mode. Actually that is what I use to get my R101's in Blumlein or M/S.

    I love learning new stuff.

  2. soapfloats

    soapfloats Well-Known Member

    Actually, I do something similar quite often w/ dynamic vocalists:

    A capsule-aligned, dynamic-condenser pair, usually a 421/58 and a 414.
    Much the same way, the dynamic handles the more aggressive vox, while the condenser handles the more passive vox.
    I usually include some of each mic at any point, but as usual, it's source-dependent.

    Granted, it's not using coincident mics, but perhaps the same principles of dynamic capture apply?
  3. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    I think so. The part I like best was the description of how he ducked the audio. That's old hat for people like Remy but it wasn't something I encountered much with live PA work or classical location concerts.
  4. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Alternatively, you can kick the singer in the nuts...lol..
    He sing much less dynamical and gets the high notes much better...

    Sorry, could not resist...
  5. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

  6. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Deleted.... OT... Error...

    Alsheimer is calling...

    You are right, Jack...
    I had 2 topic opened and choose the wrong one..
  7. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    oops! Big K, I think you missed your mark with this response. You want the forum two doors down on the left!

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