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Don't Do These 3 Things:

  1. Using the wrong microphone: Not all microphones are equal; matching your mic to your vocals is crucial. Quality varies, so try different mics before purchasing. Finding the right one can make a significant difference. For example, the Avantone cv12, though a "cheaper" tube mic, is excellent for guitars and vocals.

AKG c414 Microphone
  1. Too much Gain on inputs: Aim for a balanced mix; recording too high can lead to lost nuances. Leave headroom (at least -3 to -6db on the meter). Record at the highest bitrate possible, like 24-bit/48khz, for optimal quality.

AKG Microphone
  1. Over-using Effects & Plugins: Use effects and plugins judiciously. While they can enhance your mix, overusing them, especially reverb and delay, can detract from the overall vocal mix. Each project is different, so adapt your edits and effects accordingly.

Microphones for Vocals

Consider trying these microphones:

  • AKG P220 - $149-$189
  • Avantone CV-12 - $399-$499
  • Rode K2 Multi - $699
  • Neumann TLM103 - $1100
  • Manley Cardiod - $3499
  • Neumann U 87 - $3295

Explore and find the right mic that suits your style. Remember, it's not just about the price; it's about the match with your vocals.


Mixing and Mastering Vocals

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