Avoiding over modulation...

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by TheDGN, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. TheDGN

    TheDGN Guest

    Hey guys, I'm recording a new track and on a few really long and loud notes I'm clipping somewhere on the way into the DAW. It's not clipping in Logic...I've tried reducing the channel volume going into the mixer from the mic (a Karma k-58) but it doesn't seem to be helping because the volume of the vox just gets lower but the note still over-modulates. I'm not currently using a pop filter but I don't think thats causing it.

    Any tips?
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    Any headphones you can use to check what's coming out of the mixer but before the output?

    And are you sure it's not possibly the outputs? Could be a horrible frequency on them that makes them sound, whatever.
  3. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    How about a very old fashioned solution, mic control. Back in the day when dinosaurs like Sinatra ruled the planet they actually moved away from the mic in louder passages, but then they probably did not have digital quackery to do what they could do themselves. Seriously, all great vocalists, even today, understand and use mic control techniques.
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    What's between the mixer and the DAW? I have to ask.
  5. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    This happened to me once because I was overloading my interface digitally. This didn't show up in a meter or anything, I forgot to turn off the +12dB boost on the input.
  6. Lougarcia

    Lougarcia Active Member

    Apr 11, 2007
    Manila, Philippines
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    There maybe a plugin before the input phase or Input phase may have an offset settings which is on a higher dB (DAW Input Section)

    Hope this one helps!

    Lou Riz Garcia
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