too many volume levels

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by justyce1307, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. justyce1307

    justyce1307 Guest

    i am using an Art tube MP pre amp, auto technica 2020 microphone and adobe audition 1.5 to record vocals...
    the feedback on the vocals is still very unbalance the pre amp has an input and output and im not sure at what level they should be, should the output be louder than the input?
    the adobe has alot of filters to reduce feedback and hissing
    but im sure that i do not have the preamp set to the right levels,
    if anyone can point me in the direction of attaining crispy vocals this would be a great help,
    the vocals are a mixture of singing, rapping, and spoken word.
  2. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Are you using this pre live? You should not have uncontrolled feedback, pretty much ever, in a recording environment. If this is happening to you you may require headphones so you do not have to track while listening to monitors :)

    edit: the pix is kinda over the top, it isn't required viewing to understand this concern ;)
  3. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    Microphones and monitors in the same room during tracking shouldn't be necessary. Even if you don't get feedback there will be some amount of ringing added to the track which IMHO is worse than room modes. Track with headphones to avoid this as Space suggested.

    The input and output controls on the ART MP pre may be a little deceptive. They do not indicate the volume of the input and output. The "input" is how hard you are driving the tube. The "output" is the volume compensation. Higher input gain means less noise and more harmonic distortion

    So to get a clean sound, the input would be low, and the output would be high. To get a thick saturated sound the input would be high, and the output lower.
  4. justyce1307

    justyce1307 Guest

    thank you gecko, i understand the Art tube a little better, i appreciate the feedback, lowell? funny im in lawrence
  5. StephenMC

    StephenMC Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    This pre sounds like fun. I like playing with sound, I want one.
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