Vox help

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Member Since: Dec 05, 2004

Hey everybody, I got all my new gear over the weekend and so far its gone pretty good. My only problem is that i need some help on the vocals.

Whenever i record the vocals sound really up in your face. They dont seem "distant" like ive heard on most other recordings. I know that ive heard reverb and maybe delay might fix this, but i have no clue on going about doing this. I dont have an hardware effects processor yet (other than the effects in the mixer).

Oh and the gear i have now is the Behringer 1622fx, an NT1-A and A Juli@ card.


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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jan 27, 2005 10:52 am

Add reverb to the recording in whatever software you use, or, use the reverb on your mixer, it's actually pretty nice smooth reverb if I recall correctly.

crazy canuck
Since: Nov 25, 2004

Jan 27, 2005 11:02 am

You could also try singing into the mic at different distances. I use a large condensor and I make our singer stand back about 18 - 24" (he is a loud singer) from the mic...This eliminates the "booms" and "hisses" and gives a nice consistant level that sounds quite proffesional. I find if he's too close to the mic it sounds too "in your face" as you describe. We actually had to set up a pop screen for him, not too get rid of pops but to keep him from leaning in at the mic during louder parts in the songs. Good Luck!

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Jan 27, 2005 04:34 pm

yeah, when mixing, you create the illusion of depth with reverb and echo...

Since: Dec 05, 2004

Jan 28, 2005 03:46 pm

Thx. Im gonna try the reverb thing but i think my problem was what anolg said. I dont sing very softly and i stand about six inches away now that i think about it. So im gonna try it.

Yea i tried the one in the 1622 but it was too much. It sounded good but not really what i was looking for. Ill try and get a reverb in audacity, or wavelab that is really subtle almost not very noticable.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jan 28, 2005 03:48 pm

Not trying to sound stupid here, but you are aware that the send knob on the mixer will decrease the amount of signal going to the reverb right? So you can lighten it up in the mix...

Just checkin...

Since: Dec 23, 2003

Jan 28, 2005 04:56 pm

Like was said earlier, move the mic away from you. Also, when adding verb it doesn't hurt to eq it either. A lot of times verbs will sound a little muddy if you don't cut some of the low end.

Since: Dec 05, 2004

Jan 28, 2005 06:01 pm

sry dB, i didnt know that. I just got the mixer so i still only know abot 10% of what it probably can do.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jan 28, 2005 06:11 pm

ah, good, that was it...no need to appoligize for not knowing, I just figgered you'd sit back and think I was being a smart-aleck for suggesting it...glad it helped.

Since: Dec 05, 2004

Jan 28, 2005 06:21 pm

Yea thanks. Its my first owned mixer so its alot for me to learn. I havent used one other than in my television production class.

Since: Apr 13, 2004

Jan 28, 2005 06:56 pm

you should dive in to the instruction manual of the mixer. a great read!! :)

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