BlueTubeDP Help: Setting gain/tube drive again

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Inhouse1, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. Inhouse1

    Inhouse1 Guest

    I got a friend comin up to record some vocals this weekend, and I need help fast!

    I've got a Studio Projects TB1 mic hooked to the Presonus BlueTubeDP preamp, run through the MAudio Delta 44/p4 pc.

    I just can't seem to get ideal recording levels. Can someone with a BDP help me out here on where exactly to bracket both levels at or near? Something close to what works for you would help. I'm recording hip hop vocals in a booth environment, so, I just need a decent outcome, not perfection.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. schizojames

    schizojames Active Member

    Feb 15, 2005
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    I guess my question to you is "what are ideal recording levels?" You really don't have to be getting "into the yellow" on your meters (especially with a booth) to be getting a useable signal, though monitoring what you are recording might actually be the problem. Is that it? I have found with the DP that too much tube really takes some of the life out of vox, so I would recommend just using the gain adjustment. If you have to, you could always reduce the volume of the backing tracks until you get the vox done... then adjust accordingly later.
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