Not happy with my RODE NT1-A

Discussion in 'Recording' started by bigdaddybluesman, Jan 7, 2008.

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  1. I tried it with all my pres and it seems to sound better with the Summit 2BA-221 over the UA LA 610 and Great River.

    Not that I have a good singing voice, but the other pres don't seem to like the RODE.

    Any opinions on a better for me mic?

    Any experience with Studio Projects mics?

    I need more of a punchy sound with some balls. It seems that I have to add so much compression after the recording. It makes my voice sound dull and lifeless. I have more of a natural lower resonance that the mic does not pic up at all.

    I might just have to keep on working with it.

    Any advice?

    It could be the room too.
     
  2. mobilelab

    mobilelab Active Member

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    This may be a silly question, but it relates to the technique, not the mic. You mentioned adding compression after the mix. Do you track your vocals w/ compression as well, or just add them later? If not, this step would almost certainly help pic up your lower resonance. Hope this helps.
     
  3. mobilelab

    mobilelab Active Member

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    This may be a silly question, but it relates to the technique, not the mic. You mentioned adding compression after the mix. Do you track your vocals w/ compression as well, or just add them later? If not, this step would almost certainly help pic up your lower resonance. Hope this helps.
     
  4. I tried both.

    I use the Roland VS 2400 which has a compressor in it. Without that compressor the vocals are just nothing, so I may just end up recording with it.

    I even tried the compressor in the LA 610 and a DBX 166. It seems like the VS 2400 does not want to see a compressed signal.

    I just have to keep working with it.
     

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