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Dubbing vocals with different mic than main?

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Fredrik-Ablaze, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Fredrik-Ablaze

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    I'm gonna start tracking vocals for the upcoming Egonaut full-length soon and I was down setting up the gear today, we even built a Khazak-style vocalbooth :D [​IMG]

    I'm gonna do the main vocals through my usual vox chain; Shure SM7B into a GAP 73 preamp, that chain sounds killer plus it really feels great to sing through it.

    I did however still have a large diaphragm codenser set up from a recent project and I did a couple of dubs with that and noticed that they blend really well together. The LD brightens up the SM7 a bit, giving it a pretty nice shimmer.

    Would I be absolutely stupid if I did the overdubs with the condenser? I'm gonna dub all the leads atleast once. The only downside I can think of right of the bat is that I won't be able to do the old "switch" if the dub turns out better than the main, but besides that; why shouldn't I use two chains when recording?
     
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    If it sounds good, do it. If the mics are mounted on stands you can even track with both of them simultaneously if it makes you feel better.
     
  3. JeffTD

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    ^^Was going to suggest just that - track with both and decide later!
     
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    There's absolutely nothing wrong with using a different mic for doubles or background vocals. I'd just make sure to keep the main vocal track consistent with one microphone, then all separate doubles/ harmonies and what-nots with the other mic. I've done it before.
     

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