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Velcome to ze "Tips 'n' Tricks" bit - Here's a variety of tips from all areas of studio, midi & live work. The emphasis here is not just about tricks to get sounds, but also ideas to save money or time.

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48 - VOCAL RECORDING TIPS         

From: Spyder
Email: spyder@proweb.co.uk
Date: 04-Apr-99


For ultimate control of vocals in a mix, start at the recording stage. Record your singer with two mics, one, a dynamic (ie; Sennheiser MD421, Shure SM58, AKG D202 etc) should be about 3-4 feet away and pointing at the singer. The second, a condenser, should be as close as possible to the singer's mouth and off to one side (to avoid breath noise). This should be compressed TO DEATH. Record the mics onto seperate tape/hard disk tracks. When you mix, this will give you excellent control over ambience/power (the dynamic) and detail (the condenser). I also suggest that you *only* apply reverb/echo to the "power" mic and only chorus to the "detail" mic. This means that reverb depth varies with volume (like it should) but chorus remains constant (which aids intelligibility).


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