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Hey Guys,

A little random I know.

I'm very fortunate to very shortly be receiving a Neumann U47 from Telefunken. I really want the same sort of quality and character of the vocal sound as found on many Michael Buble records...

As I mentioned, It's unmistakably a U47 mic, but is there anyone that could venture a guess to what pre-amp they think has been used his his vocals? I know certain brands have different flavours but I have a Focusrite 430 P/Pack and it's not the warm valve sound that i require...

Anyone that can make a suggestion will be a star!




Cucco Mon, 09/15/2008 - 16:47

The best way to get a Michael Buble sound is to hire Michael Buble. If you don't sound like him, you won't with any preamp. If you do, you'll sound like him with any preamp.

The Michael Buble CD my wife has is heavily distorted throughout the entire album. Is this the sound you're after?

anonymous Tue, 09/16/2008 - 01:15

Thanks for your reply, however i just want to clear up, i'm not trying to sound like Michael Buble vocally.. This post was more in relation to eq and sound character. Not vocal impersonation. I do have a similar tone to buble and do very similar type songs to his stuff and would just like advice on preamps that would compliment that sort of stuff. For example, im thinking a neve 1073? Is that a good choice? I know it's safe, but are there better options

anonymous Wed, 09/24/2008 - 21:34

personal experience with an U47 (original) and an LMNOPre has been quite impressive, but since I've never really listened to Buble, I don't really know the sound you're looking for.

If it's a good mic, and the source is good, so long as it's a half-decent preamp, you'll sound fine.

/if you want to have some real fun, Horch RM2J with LMNOPre is rather versatile

audiokid Sun, 09/11/2011 - 19:58

Searching around I found this thread and a cross reference for us.

Gatica’s small rack of vital outboard equipment. At the top is the custom-made Eduardo Fayed preamp he uses on Michael Bublé’s vocals; beneath that are Lang and GML equalisers, Neve 33609 stereo compressor, AMS RMX16 reverb and two humble Yamaha SPX990 multi-effects units.

More interesting discussion on analog and his sound. I've been in this studio and it was an incredible experience.

[[url=http://[/URL]="http://www.soundons…"]Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Humberto Gatica[/]="http://www.soundons…"]Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Humberto Gatica[/]

and here: