How To Choose The Right Microphone For Vocals [Recording Vocals Pt 2]

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Published on August 11, 2014

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How To Choose The Right Microphone For Vocals [Recording Vocals Pt 2]: How To Choose The Right Microphone For Vocals [Recording Vocals Pt 2] http://homerecordinghome.com/how-to-choose-the-right-microphone-for-vocals/ PowerPoint Presentation: Most people don't consciously appreciate the sounds of microphones but they know they like a song.  A microphone is the first piece of gear in the process of translating sounds to "tape" or disk. It's a critical link in your signal chain, which ends in a song that people enjoy. It is the first piece in the complex apparatus that translates a song from artist to listener. Image © B Rosen  via  Compfight PowerPoint Presentation: The choices for mics are endless. And endlessly expensive. And what's the difference between all these mics , anyway? Here are some things you need to know first.  Loosely guarded secrets of home recording, if you will. PowerPoint Presentation: Loosely Guarded Secret #1: Amazing recordings are made with average, inexpensive mics . Every day. You don't need a fancy mic to make good recordings.  PowerPoint Presentation: Loosely Guarded Secret #2: It's not the gear. It's the engineer. No matter what gear you're using, it's the skills of the engineer that really matter. There is nothing about world class recording gear that guarantees a good record. PowerPoint Presentation: Loosely Guarded Secret #3: You get the best results by matching the mic to the voice. It's not the gear, it's the engineer. This secret is where professional studios really have an edge.  PowerPoint Presentation: My Kingdom for a Microphone There are thousands of microphone options on the market.  But which one is right for you? Let's look at a few vocal recording situations. PowerPoint Presentation: One Mic to Rule Them All The classic suggestion for a beginner is to make their first microphone a large diaphragm condenser. It is perfect attributes for a beginner microphone, and also makes them suited to a variety of recording tasks. A decent mic should never limit you, and a quality mic should make your technique shine in the recording. PowerPoint Presentation: Male Vocals You'll get some great results on male vocals with a large or small diaphragm condenser, especially since the condenser microphone lends some detail to higher harmonics. There are many musical situations where a condenser isn't the right choice. In music like rock, metal, or hip hop, you might get better results from a dynamic microphone. PowerPoint Presentation: Female Vocals Female vocals have incredible harmonic complexity, compared to their male counterparts, excellent candidates for using a ribbon microphone. Ribbon mics are said to have a smooth, dark, or warm sound. They also conveniently reject a lot of the high frequency information in the female voice that you'll fight when it comes time to EQ the vocals. How To Choose The Right Microphone For Vocals [Recording Vocals Pt 2]: How To Choose The Right Microphone For Vocals [Recording Vocals Pt 2] http://homerecordinghome.com/how-to-choose-the-right-microphone-for-vocals/

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