Vocals too Dynamic?

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by eonblue, May 15, 2005.

  1. eonblue

    eonblue Guest

    This should be pretty easy to knock out. First of all I have never messed much with preamps and I ran into this problem. I am recording vocals by running a KEL Audio HM1 into a Sebatron Thorax Channel strip and from there to the box.

    While singing I move between a semi-soft falsetto and a very chesty non-distorted yell. I am having a really hard time making the falsetto audible on the track without ramming the VU meter so hard into the red that it audibly clicks when yelling.
    Now for the questions.

    1. Is running the VU meter of the Sebatron into the red "clipping" and will it cause distortion?

    2. Is there something I can do to even out the extremely dynamic vocals with the preamp or is this more of a mic technique issue?(I try to back off the mike on yells and move close for falsetto but there is still to much dynamic range when mixing for me to make the falsetto audible without blowing my ears out on the sceams)

    I hope this made sense. Thanks for the help.

  2. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    hmmmm that dont sound right--check the instuctions on your mic and make sure your singing at the right distance---lead voice set the ratio at 6;to1 and control the output on the compressor...if the pre is to hot use a pad setting--also play the mic you sing and get loud you can back off some
  3. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    track your soft parts seperate from the loud parts. always an easy solution for me. I use a blue baby bottle on my soft vocals and an sm57 for my screams.
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