What's the Correct Way?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by BigTrey, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. BigTrey

    BigTrey Active Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    Grandville, Michigan
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    Hey Ro'ers quick question, I am using PT, and I am wanting to experiment more with setting up vocal tracks, so I guess what I want to know is if I want to use compression on vocals during the recording process, would I insert the compressor directly onto the vocal track or use a send and setup a comprressor on an Aux In? Second, if I would like to be able to let the singer here a little bit of depth in their voice to get a better performance during recording, would I set up an Aux In, with Reverb and send the vocal to this Aux?, and would I have to enable the pre button on the send fader? I don't want to record the reverb while recording the vocals but I want the person to be able to hear themselves with a little reverb, so as to draw out the best possible performance and add a little depth. I'm thinking that I would have to do both things in that way, but I just want to make sure. Also, is it better to record vocals with the mute butto enabled or disabled? I have been doing it while the mute button is enabled, because most vocalists don't like the sound when it isn't enabled. Sorry for the newb questions I should already know this but I just need some clarification. Thanks.
  2. Music_Junky

    Music_Junky Active Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Reykavik Iceland
    I would always put the compressor and the reverb directly on the track because I don't want to print them on my track. You can always put the compressor and reverb later on if you need.

    If you how ever want to use your plug's as outboard gear and print them on your track as you record then you have to use an aux like this.

    mic->aux(with plug)-> track.

    I don't think threre is a "correct way" but I dont see the point printing the plugs to the recordings(can't undo).

    Hope you understand what I'm trying to say :)

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