threesixty Posted July 23, 2001 Share Posted July 23, 2001 I've been recording with an audio technica atm31a (about £90) that I've had for a couple of years doing r'n'b/rap demo's. My brother (who's a profdessional singer) says that I've got the equipment to produce records (i.e. samplers etc..) but my microphone is'nt up to scratch. He starts mentioning names like Neuman and AKG's which cost bucks but he's used to using those when he records with other producers. He says he records stuff in peoples houses nowadays and the vocals come out good. He says that he'll put half the money up to buy a decent microphone. Now I dont know what to buy. Is the microphone the problem or ist it my lack of knowledge/experience recording? I also use a Joe Meek VC3 as a pre amp. Is that good for r'n'b/rap vocals. What do the pro's use as a mic/pre amp combination? I also get alot of noise from the computer fan and the general room noise which doesn't help me mix. I've tried to use the noise suppressor in my mixer (roland vm3100) but it seems to introduce sibilance and degrades the vocal sound. What I really want to do is record something without having to eq the hell out of it. I've always got too much bass on the vocals and end updoing too much to make it sound half decent. Sorry if this is long winded but I do need some pointers as to what I should be doing. As I said before I primarily make r'n'b/rap and dance music so I'm more of a "beat" creator than an engineer. But I figure buying a decent mic is better than spending bucks on studio time just for demo's. Thanks in advance ... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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