recording vocals on a budget
Posted on Jul 11, 2002 06:40 pm
Member Since: Jul 11, 2002
the band's putting together some of our songs, and here's the situation...we run all the mics into our mixer to act sorta like our preamp, then into the 4track. everything sounds great, except the vocals. what i want to know is, should i buy a better preamp and rely on that to improve the sound that much, or should i invest in a compressor? thanks for your help...
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Jul 11, 2002 08:08 pm Compressor, no doubt about it...the mixer can make a fine preamp, some mixers have very nice preamps in them, I use my Behringer mixer as a preamp quite often with good results. If you are not running a compressor on your vocals right now, that would be the first step that I would recommend taking.
Jul 11, 2002 10:23 pm Here is a related question. Should I connect the compressor between the mic and the mic preamp or between the mic preamp and the computer?
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Jul 12, 2002 12:14 am The compressor should go after the pre-amp. In fact, if you are using a mixer, if it has channel insert's, that is the best place for the compressor to do it's job.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
Jul 12, 2002 03:48 am The signal should go to the pre-amp and then into the compressor.
Since: Apr 07, 2002
Jul 12, 2002 09:07 am If you don't have an insert, an aux send/return will do the trick too.
Jul 12, 2002 01:48 pm thanks for the info.
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