help with warming up vocals in mix

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by Unregistered, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    look for help with warming up the vocals in my recordings. i am using a at2035 into the maudio mbox2 mini. protools 7.1 is my program. after do the normal eq, condenser, desser, and then busing the delays and reverb the voicals are just coming out to cold; hard; standing out in the mix to much. I'm looking for sugestions. how about a tube preamp added before the mbox. anything you might think of will help. hardware software tricks inserts anything you can think of.
  2. mdb

    mdb Active Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Okanagan, Canada
    EQ, reverb, maybe a better preamp, mic or recording space? A tube pre would definitely help too. Experiment with it.
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Try backing off the compressor. It sounds more like a matter of too much in the mix than a matter of warm or cold.

    You could also try backing away from the mic to begin with. Proximity will increase presence. Compressing only compounds that.
  4. burkstudios

    burkstudios Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    indianapolis, in
    thanks for the good tips. i'll have to give them a try here. i did pick up a tube pre so hopefuly that helps out also. if not at least it will give me a better handle on the db's going in. i'll let you know what i find out. thanks again for your time
  5. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    You're going to have the same problems. This is a situation where condenser microphones aren't necessarily the correct choice. I can say with absolute certainty that he'll have better results with a SM58. Really it's true. I've done lots of live television & radio and that's what we use. Watch any musical television show and you'll hear what I'm talking about. They're not using condenser microphones on the vocals. Steve Tyler was not recorded with a condenser microphone. Bono was not recorded with a condenser microphone. Michael Jackson was not recorded with a condenser microphone. Anymore questions?

    The right tool for the right job (Scotty, Star Trek)
    Mx. Remy Ann David

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