Vocal Help for Metal Vox - recording

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by Skyweaver, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. Skyweaver

    Skyweaver Guest

    G'day All,

    Stumbled on this site a couple of days ago in desperate search for help with recording, Metal Vocals.

    1. I've never sung before (getting vocal lessons now)
    2. Never recorded vocals before
    3. Have Recorded an album http://www.luthor.info tunes on there
    4. Have a dynamic voice, influences Dickinson, Halford, Dio
    5. Rode Nt2, RNC1773, Pro Tools Digi002

    Cant afford producer and cant get record company support lol Metal, cant sell it - cant kill it

    Do I need a mic-pre (focusrite ?), any reference material to assist with recording would be greatly appreciated, I'm basically starting from scratch.
  2. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    The Digi 002 mic pres are pretty sketchy at best, very un-metal-like.

    Got a budget in mind?
    Will you be using this mic pre for other sources (than vox)?

  3. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    I don't mind the pres in the 002, but they are clean and they are Focusrite already. Unless you're ready to lay out some real $ for top of the line Focusrite vintage equipment (and from your description about your voice and experience I wouldn't recommend it) you should look to other brands AFTER you spend the time/energy deciding what you want to sound like after lessons. Your voice will change - hopefully for the better from an experienced coach.
    Best advise is spend money on the lessons and wait awhile before you buy something that doesn't make the new you sound good.
  4. Skyweaver

    Skyweaver Guest


    I've got no buget in mind, happy to save for the right mic pre, as I'll probably only buy one once (..well thats the intent)

    Vox is the main priority , as the guitars, bass sound great and the drums will be either studio or BFD, or combination.

    Thanks for the reply !
  5. THeBLueROom

    THeBLueROom Member

    Jan 15, 2005
    I use the Groove Tubes Model 1b( http://www.platinum-records.com/M-AUDIO-MODEL-1B-prod6983.htm ) tube mic for rock and metal vocals and it simply works perfectly for this type of music. I bought it for $399 and I use it over my other more expensive mics. Look into a Sebatron vmp 1000 (~$850) for a great single channel pre that will do well with vocals and everything else you run thru it.
  6. Skyweaver

    Skyweaver Guest

    the Sebatron vmp 1000 look very interesting, and Australian owned - will look into them more, the Rhode mic I have does sound really good, but will check out the mic as well - thanks
  7. Skyweaver

    Skyweaver Guest

    is there a place where you can listen to the different mic pres ? to gauge the defination of "warm, light, etc" ?

    Its probably a dumb question, but I'm new to this area, and keen to attatch my own thoughts to the sounds
  8. THeBLueROom

    THeBLueROom Member

    Jan 15, 2005

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