How do you Record 'Screams' (Ie; Avenge Sevenfold,)

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Member Since: Jul 31, 2006

So i have a band coming over next week and they are hard rock with 'growls and screams; they said.

whats the proper way to record the screams without getting distiortion or clipping?

someone told me to use a shure sm 58 dynamic mic..


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Since: Nov 13, 2004

Oct 10, 2006 02:09 am

Yeah, a 58 will take the SPL, but it might be nice to move the guy right back from the mic and use something with a little more detail, like a decent LDC.

Typo Szar
Since: Jul 04, 2002

Oct 10, 2006 02:28 am

My experience with recoridng screaming (my own) is not so much about mics and mic placement, any good vocal mic u generally is fine to me. but the real hard part is the reverb. coz reverb relaly effects the feel of the scream, its really overblown as opposed to normal sung vocals. Too much reverb and the second i gets buried it gets weak and useless, and too little and hes right in your face. Also, give a relaly short kind of small room reverb can make it sound really dirty adn gritty, while a bigger reverb can give another feel altogether, youllhave to find out what your band wants.

Eat Spam before it eats YOU!!!
Since: May 11, 2002

Oct 10, 2006 05:11 am

add gain...lots of gain...

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Oct 10, 2006 09:25 am

get a pop filter too...otherwise you're mic will get wet.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Oct 10, 2006 06:13 pm

LIMITER, or a compreser/limiter. That is the only way to truly control a screamer. Unless of course you dont mind really quiet parts, then you can set your max input to not exceed -3dB when he screams.

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