at 4040

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by billblues, Apr 27, 2005.

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  1. billblues

    billblues Active Member

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    never see any postings for this mic.very sensitive mic having trouble with vocals.can't seem to get it to dialed in.even with a low amount of gain it distorts way to easily for male blues type vocals.It sounds killer on cymbals though.all i'm doing is running the mic thru 1 channel on the ghost with no compression.
     
  2. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a 4040 but it does have a good reputation- have you tried contacting AT with the problem? There might be something wrong with it...
     
  3. billblues

    billblues Active Member

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    blown headphones?

    I figured out my distortion problem.I was using pioneer headphones that are either blown or the wrong spec's .the output being extremely loud should of been a dead giveaway, but once again because of my inexperience I jumped to conculsions that either the mic or the ghost were shot.for some reason the headphones sound fine on everything but the ghost, so I thought they were fine just real loud.the ghost headphone output is spec'd at +14dbu at max.what headphones should i be using for tracking and mixing?
     
  4. Boltino

    Boltino Guest

    I'm a big fan of the 4040. It works well on a variety of sources and is transparent enough to be used on a lot of tracks in a single project. :cool:

    Wes
     
  5. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

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    Re: blown headphones?

    senns 280's are great for tracking- for mising you should get a good set of monitors 8)
     
  6. billblues

    billblues Active Member

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    I have a set of monitors{event tr8's} but there not set up yet i'm waiting on pedestals, that i've recently ordered on line. obviously a pair of headphones will be on the next order thanx for your speedy response
     
  7. RickShepherd

    RickShepherd Guest

    I am having good results with the AT 4033 I just bought, here is a song of me singing into it.

    Signal Chain:

    Voice -> AT4033 -> Mackie 808s Mixer -> Tape output to computer (Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card) -> Mackie Traction software to record.

    No EQ, just a bit of reverb on guitar and vocals. Guitar pickup is plugged directly into the Mackie 808s input.

    Song Recorded with AT4033

    Hope that helps as a reference.
     
  8. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

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    Rick
    Great recording! Do you have a good acoustic environment? I have a couple of mics from the 40 series, but not the 4033. Very nice sound!

    John Stafford
     
  9. RickShepherd

    RickShepherd Guest

    Hi, actually I have a high two-story ceiling in my living room, which I have always thought was echoey, but it doesn't appear to affect the recordings. There is wall-to-wall carpeting which helps, but overall no special setup for sound really.
     

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