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Hardcore vocals recorded with an SM58 - HELP NEEDED!

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by irrumator, May 17, 2010.

  1. irrumator

    irrumator New Metal Member

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    Can any one give some advise on how to make hardcore vocals recorded with an SM58 sound good and clear?

    There seems to be alot of real harsh mids, and a massive spike at 9/10K which is impossible to get rid of!

    please help!

    thanks alot
     
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    Paulie! ¯\(°_o)/¯ How Do Trigger?

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    What's the signal chain?

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    irrumator New Metal Member

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    desser, compressor, then EQ

    my main problem is the real loud harsh SSS sounds at 9/10K, and it also sounds real harsh in the mid area, but if i pull out the mid, the voice kind of dissapears and it makes the SSSS even more loud
     
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    Is the singer cupping the mic? Make sure he isn't.

    I track vocals with a 58 pretty often and I usually boost around 5-7 K and compress the hell out of things. I'm using RVox so there is some de-essing going on, but nothing major. Make sure the singer's mic technique is decent, and use a de-esser if all else fails.
     
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    I actually use a 57 (basically the same mic) most of the time on screamers, working out well every time. Like Cory I'm using RVox on my vocals, and that's damn near it. If anything I have just a HP on the vocals if they are kinda "muddy."
     
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    Most of time you need to put an other de esser after eq for tame unwanted frequency.
     
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    the vocalist didnt cup the mic no, Ill try the suggestions you guys made and see how it sounds.

    I have Rvox but non of my waves plugins work after i bought my new laptop

    :mad:

    I think its somthing to do with it being 64bit or somthing im not sure, can anyone suggest any other decent compressors?? I just downloaded bomb factory .

    Thanks everyone
     
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    so I checked it out and all your comments were helpful. I took off the desser from the front of the signal chain and put it at the end, and added a boost around 6/7K and its cleaned it up alot :)

    Thanks!
     
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    pipaguapique Remember Me

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    how about you post the file, and we mess with it?
     
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    If your new laptop is running Windows 7, disable internet explorer 8 and use a different browser. There is a good chance it will work then. If you have an older Waveshell, and your shit is legit, it wouldn't hurt to update the waveshell, either.
     

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