tips for recording a singer

Discussion in 'Vocalists' started by TheJackAttack, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

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    This technique is a quote from Fletcher I read recently. It specifically was in reference to a Neumann SM26 but could be utilized with any pair of mic's one could place in a coincident array.




    The easiest way I have to do utilize this (without a SM26) is with a pair of SDC mated with an AKG H300. I've used the H300 with AT4051's as well as AKG C391/392/393/394 (not at once!) for M/S as well as ORTF & NOS & Blumlein & DIN. It had never occurred to me to track a vocalist that way.

    Another implementation would be by using a Sabra-Som ST4 vertically and placing two medium or large condensers in coincident mode. Actually that is what I use to get my R101's in Blumlein or M/S.

    I love learning new stuff.

     
  2. soapfloats

    soapfloats Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I do something similar quite often w/ dynamic vocalists:

    A capsule-aligned, dynamic-condenser pair, usually a 421/58 and a 414.
    Much the same way, the dynamic handles the more aggressive vox, while the condenser handles the more passive vox.
    I usually include some of each mic at any point, but as usual, it's source-dependent.

    Granted, it's not using coincident mics, but perhaps the same principles of dynamic capture apply?
     
  3. TheJackAttack

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    I think so. The part I like best was the description of how he ducked the audio. That's old hat for people like Remy but it wasn't something I encountered much with live PA work or classical location concerts.
     
  4. Big K

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    Alternatively, you can kick the singer in the nuts...lol..
    He sing much less dynamical and gets the high notes much better...

    Sorry, could not resist...
     
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    Deleted.... OT... Error...

    Alsheimer is calling...

    You are right, Jack...
    I had 2 topic opened and choose the wrong one..
    Sorry....
     
  7. TheJackAttack

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    oops! Big K, I think you missed your mark with this response. You want the forum two doors down on the left!
     

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