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Recorded a hardcore band and the screamer was very inconsistant and his scream is a bit weak and breathy at times.
What's the best way to beef them up and make them more consistant? Compression? Delay?

Thanks for the help


anonymous Wed, 02/11/2009 - 14:18

Compress the shit out of it. Comp the track if you have multiple takes/the means to.

I've only worked with one hardcore band. Wouldn't do it again, unless it was for a lot of money.

With all of the bands in my area, (Buffalo NY, home of Everytime I Die and It Dies Today) I could probably have three a week, but it's just not my cup of tea.

dennisisme Wed, 02/11/2009 - 20:56

i record mainly metal/hardcore bands for some small labels so i've tried many different things to get a big sounding screaming vocal. what microphone are you using? i used quite a few different condensers for a while but when i switched over to dynamic it made all the difference in the world. i personally recommend the shure SM7. that matched with a good quality preamp and a light amount of compression and the vocal is tight and still has some dynamics. too much compression for me and the vocal becomes a little too squashed.