I have a friend who is severely deaf, but a sound lecturer in a university - we chatted after watching the Queen's Jubilee concert from Buckingham Palace. We were talking about the huge numbers of wireless channels for microphones, guitars and then the fact that everyone (bar one) of the performers were using IEMs.
I'm asked to film a classic vocal and piano. Just for fun, no audience. In the past I've done some bigbandrecordings but this classic thing is a bit out of my confortzone. Filmwise I'll be ok but on the audioside I'm not Shure how to set up things. It's going to be recorded in an old barn with a wooden floor. Some of my mics I can use are 1x Austrian audio OC18, 2x Neumann km184, 1x AKG C414 xls, 1x AKG C214, 4x Oktava MK012, 2x Line audio cm3, 2x Line audio Omni1, and lot of dynamic and pzm mics. I'll record in 32bit float.
Any tips for mic placing?
What is your list of favourite microphones for recording vocals and do any of these in a list matter? Please feel welcome to add any mic/preamps combos
- small rooms
- live rooms
- dead rooms
- high ceilings
- low ceilings
- soft voice
- music styles
I'm trying to set up a simple vocal chain in Samplitude pro x5 using Aux buses but can't quite wrap my head around it. I have made my own templates in the past which typically include some midi drums sent to a drum bus, a couple guitar tracks sent to a guitar bus, bass sent to a bass bus, vocals sent to a vocal bus etc.. These buses, I send to a submix bus which is then sent to my main outs. I use different amp sims and effects as plugins which works fine but want to be able to capture the vocal chain straight to a track just so that it's a better track (wave file) to start with..
I've already read all the threads but want to start another to address my specific questions. I am using a uh7000 and am keeping my st69 tube.
I've already owned:
-c214 (liked it)
-ksm42 (sometimes I liked it but wasn't my fav)
-at4047 (didn't really like it that much)
-st69 (sometimes I LOVE it sometimes not as much)
Okay so I'm looking for one of these and am apprehensive hence the thread you see here:
- c214 again
- Warbler 87 imitation
- Lewitt LCD (sonically better version of the 414?)
I'm in a few Facebook groups and what to buy to start is the most asked question, so I decide to make this video.
Oftentimes vocals are looked upon as routine in the recording realm. As a result, I feel the effort one puts into details like the choice of the right mic, pre-amp, etc is minimal. But from what I've experienced, vocal recording is an area of huge possibilities. Thoughts?
Here is a blog that discusses this point: