which sounds better, you decide

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by untouchable, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. untouchable

    untouchable Guest

    I've been wanting to record an album for years now. I was always disappointed with the quality of equipment I used in the past, especially in the vocals/microphone department. Also, the soundcard I was using to input and record from my a/d converter was crap and never functioned correctly. Now I have gear that I actually like and works. I'm just unsure which microphone I should go with. I have two separate demos recorded that you can download. One is a dvd video about 20 megabytes. I'm not sure if I'm crazy or not but the vocals on the camcorder sound great to me. The other is a snippet recorded with my studio projects c1 mic. I'm thinking of doing the album with the camcorder instead of my c1. It sounds louder but is also quite a bit noisier though. Maybe there is a way for me to make my c1 sound more similar to the camcorder. I'm using an art tube mp studio for preamp on the c1 and an art dio for a/d converter.
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  2. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    Jan 31, 2005
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  3. untouchable

    untouchable Guest

    must spell mixdown with a capital M in link

    must spell mixdown with a capital M in link
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Think about what you just said? It sounds better off of the crappy camcorder microphone that is generally an omnidirectional with a heavy automatic gain control.

    So that's the recipe. Omnidirectional condenser with a three dollar IC chip preamp in a crappy overdriven compressor and you'll have the sound you are looking for. The microphones are only $.98 each at Radio Shaft.

    That's one of the reasons I recommend to people that they track with some compression, makes a big difference. It's different sounding when you do it before as opposed to after.

    The crappy best engineer on the planet
    Ms. Remy Ann David

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