Do I need a different mic?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by lttoler, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. lttoler

    lttoler Member

    Jan 12, 2012
    South Georgia
    I've been playing around recording some friends and am having troubles getting the vocals to sound like I want. I am using a PG58. The vocals are way to shrill and to take this away I either have to EQ/compress it a ton or get the singer to hold the mic really far back and sing a lot softer. Would a mic with less high end be better? Any suggestions would be great. On my monitors a lot of notes seem to be way too shrill.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Paul999

    Paul999 Active Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Edmonton, AB. Canada
    Some of the answer is in your post. If your monitors are shrill your not hearing things accurately. A PG 58 is not a nice mic IMO but the "shrill" sound, if it is shrill and not your monitors, is more likely your pre amp. Depending on your budget. Get your monitors looked after first.
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Well I think you should be compressing it a ton. If done correctly, it'll sound killer. Just make sure that you don't have too much look ahead dialed in or too fast an attack time. You also don't want the fastest release time. Use some high pass filter also. But how do I know this without listening? I just do.

    I can hear things without hearing things and without hearing your thing, I already know.
    Mx. Remy Ann David

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