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What do you guys use for vocodor mic?


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I use the vocodor out of my motif for a couple songs for my coverband(funkytown, getlucky). But I basically setup a full size second sm58, and it looks silly, at least I think so to have 2 mics. I would like to use a more slimmed down mic thats more covert. Any ideas?

 

At first I thought just add a clip to my vocal mic and use a small mic of sort, but I cant have my voice leak into the vocal mic

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I use a headset mic for the vocoder. Put it on between songs and take it off when done.

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Those are good ideas. I run either a CO4 or SM57 for the vocoder and it is awkward. Juggling the two boom stands is like a monkey trying to @@@@ a football.

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The a/b thing wouldn't work for me because I have to do both vocoder and sing backups during the songs I use the vocoder in. I've been borrowing a headset from a drummer friend, I bought one but it had the wrong end on it (for a wireless pack) and when I rewired it for xlr, it had a really low output. I'm looking at an Audio Technica that Guitar Center has for around 90 bucks.

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I can't remember the brand or model, but I use a hypercardioid mic to reduce the risk of feedback from my keyboard monitor. I mount it and the SM58 I use for vocals on one of these:

 

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I'm looking at using an A/B switch, though, so I won't have to set up both mics.

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The a/b thing wouldn't work for me because I have to do both vocoder and sing backups during the songs I use the vocoder in.

 

At the same time?

If not, you could use an A/B footswitch to go back and forth quickly.

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on one song, yes. on the other, it'd be a real headache to deal with a footswitch between vocal and vocoder phrases.

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For my duo, I sing leads on some songs, backups on others, and have some vocoder parts. My vocal mic is a Beyerdynamic Opus 89. I use an XLR to TRS cable into input 1 of my Kronos. Global default routes it directly out Aux 1, dry, and it's treated normally. Internally, it can alternately be routed into the vocoder, who's output is mixed with keys in the main out. Aux 1 can be muted or not. So I can have it go vocoder, direct, or both, on a per patch basis. Side benefit is I can add additional insert effects before the Aux out, so in a sequence, I can have it put a tempo matched delay on a specific word, for instance.

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MAYBE THIS???

 

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Dumb question perhaps, as I haven't used a vocoder much (but I have on my Virus that I was thinking of using): the mic doesn't have to be great, correct? It's just modulating the synth sound so why couldn't you use a little computer headset mic (I happen to have one sitting around!).
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it depends on how loud the environment is, for live you want a unidirectional mic that won't pic up a bunch of garbage from the background. but yeah, if it's got a decent pickup pattern, it'd work. That's why I'm not spending a fortune on a high end headset.

 

The one I use now that I'm borrowing is a shure sm10a.

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