clear vocals

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by justyce1307, Apr 5, 2008.

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  1. justyce1307

    justyce1307 Guest

    im using an AT-2020 mic for vocals, and a Behringer AUTOCOM PRO MDX 1400, should i be using the behringer or is there somthin else i can use to get the vocals clear and remove the hissing sounds from the microphone. someone recommended the ART tube preamp, but i dont want to buy the wrong piece.....
  2. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    The Autocom is a compressor, the ART is a preamp. They do different things. They are both pretty poorly made and do their respective things pretty badly. In particular, they both are fairly noisy. What kind of interface/preamp are you using right now? The AT-2020 is a pretty good budget mic and should sound fine going directly into the preamp in your interface. Does it?
  3. justyce1307

    justyce1307 Guest

    i have the 2020 going into a roland cdx-1 8track digi recorder, no preamp on it, i thought the autocom would help that but you have clarified that for me, i assume i would need a preamp to remove the hissing sounds emitted by the microphone
  4. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    Your korg has a built-in preamp. It is not possible to run a microphone without a preamp.(there are exceptions to this rule, but not as far as this topic is concerned)

    You're trying to run the mic into the Behringer, then into the Korg? This won't work.

    The compressor should go AFTER the preamp, not before it. Otherwise, your compressor's doing absolutely nothing - there's not enough incoming signal to trigger the compressor to actually compress.

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