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Old 02-09-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
guitarmageddon0
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Cupping the mic without cupping the mic?

I play guitar and do vocals for a metal band. A lot of vocalist in similar bands who do not play guitar get a very heavy sound by cupping the mic. Since I can't cup the mic while playing guitar, is there anything that I can put inside the microphone to get a similar sound?
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:22 PM   #2
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If it matters, I use a beta 58. I am also willing to try another microphone.
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:16 PM   #3
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One technique with miking drums, is to actually cut a hole in the bottom of the cup and put the mic inside it. Perhaps give it a try and see if it gives the result you're after.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:10 AM   #4
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Cupping the mic just accentuates the proximity effect. It makes vox boomy, unintelligible and is almost always utilized to poorly cover up terrible technique.

If you want a similar sound, stay up on the mic (usually referred to as eating the mic) and emphasize your plosives. The attack of the plosives is what makes things sound so edgy.

It's kind of silly, and I don't recommend it, but this is the manner in which I have had success in emulating that type of sound.

Oh and prepare for sound guys to think your a talentless, no-mic-technique, turd burgler.

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Old 02-10-2014, 03:05 PM   #5
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Cupping the mic just accentuates the proximity effect. It makes vox boomy, unintelligible and is almost always utilized to poorly cover up terrible technique.

If you want a similar sound, stay up on the mic (usually referred to as eating the mic) and emphasize your plosives. The attack of the plosives is what makes things sound so edgy.

It's kind of silly, and I don't recommend it, but this is the manner in which I have had success in emulating that type of sound.

Oh and prepare for sound guys to think your a talentless, no-mic-technique, turd burgler.




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