Should i add plug-ins during or after vocals recorded?????
Posted on Aug 23, 2007 11:10 am
Member Since: Aug 10, 2007
To all the enlightened folks on hrc i pose a question.....Should i add plug ins before i record vocals or after????
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Aug 23, 2007 11:14 am After, I personally record as flat and raw as possible, and process afterward.
TallChapAnswer:On a good day, lipstick.Member
Aug 23, 2007 11:22 am Yes.
Since: Jun 24, 2004
I do both, depending on how I feel. That's the beauty of plug-ins.
Aug 23, 2007 11:23 am If you add processing as you record, you're stuck with it forever. You can change your mind - and you will - as often as you want if you add plugins in mixdown.
Aug 23, 2007 11:26 am I always track the vocals dry but send a wet mix to the singers headphones. Then I'll tweak the track a bit afterwards.
Since: Feb 07, 2005
Aug 23, 2007 11:56 am I concur, def after. I don't even give them a wet mix . . .
Since: Apr 08, 2004
ha, that'll teach 'em to be finicky!
I know a guy that was tracking (not with me) and the engineer only put bass guitar in his cans. He thinks, "how odd" and nails it anyway. What a trooper!
Aug 23, 2007 12:01 pm Heh, don't get me started on "monitor sissies".. that's a thread unto itself.
Aug 23, 2007 12:13 pm Ha, good term =).
Since: Apr 08, 2004
Aug 23, 2007 12:17 pm Good lookin out on the advice everybody.
coolobace135 in the house tonight!Member
Aug 23, 2007 12:40 pm yeah, i say record dry (no effects) and then add effects once it's been recorded as you can make changes and tweak as you see fit.
Since: Jan 28, 2003
monitor sissies. I love it.
BleakA small pie will soon be eatenMember
Aug 23, 2007 09:59 pm I record with some outboard compression personally but definitely nothing more.
Since: Aug 26, 2004
WaltChief Cook and Bottle WasherMember
Aug 24, 2007 01:19 am Depends on if the vocalist can 'work' the effect. I've got one that can 'work' verb real well. I'll set the verb on the playback side fed to him. He still tracks dry so I can insert compression, de-ess, some vox treatement pre verb for the mix if I like.
Since: May 10, 2002
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