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VOCAL SETUP ADVICE

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by DreamCatcherRecords, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. im looking to record vocals (rap) and i have a list of gear that i think would give me a decent sound for starting

    RODE NT1A CONDENSER MIC
    ART MPA PRO II PREAMP
    ART VLA PRO II COMPRESSOR
    M-AUDIO FASTTRACK PRO USB INTERFACE
    M-AUDIO DELTA 66 SOUNDCARD
    M-AUDIO STUDIOPHILE AV30 MONITORS

    im just unsure of the best way to hook it all up
    mic---pre---comp---usb interface---daw---soundcard

    or could i go from the comp right into the soundcard
    also what this give me a good start for vocals
    thanks in advance
     
  2. JohnTodd

    JohnTodd Well-Known Member

    Mic - Pre - m-audio should do it. Just get clean, unprocessed sound into the computer and do the tweeking later.

    Only put the compresser in there if you have outrageous problems with dynamics and you are overloading the m-audio. But check your preamp gain before using the compressor. Might just be up too loud.

    Does the m-audio have a mic pre built in? If so, just go:

    mic - m-audio.

    Other people will come in here and offer other suggestions. There may be more than one right way to do this!

    Hope this helps;
     
  3. TimOBrien

    TimOBrien Active Member

    First thing is that a lot of rap/hip-hop are done into dynamics, not condensers.

    Shure SM-7 and EV RE-20 are standards in the field.
     

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