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#1
I've been rolling this idea round in my head for a while. I like to play guitar, I'd like to do some screaming in my band. But the reason most screamers in bands don't play anything, is cause you need your hands on the mic to get good control of the tone, otherwise it end up sounding very thing and weak whether doing high screams or low ones.

Sooo, I was thinking, what kind of "mods" could you do with the mic to make it easier to scream into without hands? not like circuitry mods or anything fancy, like putting a cone around it or something. Does anyone know of anything that works? or any bands that do it well?

Lets see what we can do!
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#5
You don't need hands around the mic. It adds mids, but thats about it.
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#7
None. I met a guy at Best Buy who screams in a band while playing the drums. If he can do it, you can do it too. Other than that, I suggest duct tape to your face.
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#8
i do death metal vocals while playing guitar and i've never had an issue with the sound. cupping the mic makes it sound all muddy, and it causes feedback. Maybe you should try making your screaming better and more powerful?
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#10
Cupping the mic isn't really a good technique to be using, if that's what you're talking about. If you cup the mic you'll notice once you let go that your scream sounds weak and scrawny. Mostly because it is and you've been relying on cupping the whole time. Personally when i scream i can stand about a foot away from the mic and still get good sound projection into it.
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#11
it's completely possible, train a bit harder but don't push it too much.


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    #12
    I would give you advice but I dont know how to scream
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    But the reason most screamers in bands don't play anything, is cause you need your hands on the mic to get good control of the tone

    Only if you suck at vocals.
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    But the reason most screamers in bands don't play anything, is cause you need your hands on the mic to get good control of the tone, otherwise it end up sounding very thing and weak whether doing high screams or low ones.

    Not true.

    Proper projection technique will get you the volume that you want. LOTS of screamers also play guitar and are perfectly audible in live settings. UG has a vocals forum, believe it or not. One sec, I'll get you a link.
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    #16
    I think people hold the mic (and I do too, when not playing) because singing loudly or at a high range makes your abs tense up, and hanging onto the mic is just more comfortable. When I'm squeezing my stomach, I feel really weird if I don't have anything to do with my hands. It also keeps me from subconsiously bending backwards and away from the mic.
    #17
    the last pit member who tried screaming and playing guitar shat his pants, literally
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    #18
    You dont need to hold the mic to scream, there are countless people that do it, like everyone in the locust, alexi laiho, the guy that was in hawthorne heights but died, the drummer of from autumn to ashes, me lol.
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    #19
    well great responses, but for the record, I'm not so much cupping it like you'd imagine, but kind of halfway cupping it... probably still not a good call though, I could use a better scream though, but yeah. thanks.
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    If you need hands to control your tone, you're not a very good vocalist.
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    None. I met a guy at Best Buy who screams in a band while playing the drums. If he can do it, you can do it too. Other than that, I suggest duct tape to your face.

    The drummer, guitarist, AND bass player in my band all scream with their mics in stands. It's not any problem for them.
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    #28
    Well, yeah, as the other adviced be careful when screaming
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      Didn't the screamer from Dillinger Escape Plan shit himself from screaming too hard? I doubt he's a pit member.
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      or any bands that do it well?




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      #34
      Screaming has tone?
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      #35
      Screamers who's mic control effect the tone of their screams need more practise imo... Like I understand it can effect the volume/EQ or wateva, but it shouldn't do much else, just work on projecting and supporting with ur diaphragm and keep at a consistent distance from the mic u know?
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      #37
      Thomas Erak from Fall of Troy doesn't need to cup the mic to do his vocals.

      It doesn't really matter, just make sure you don't shit your pants playing Trivium like the one guy that posted a couple days ago did.
      #38
      Quote by Lt.DanHasLegs
      you need your hands on the mic to get good control of the tone, otherwise it end up sounding very thing and weak whether doing high screams or low ones.
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      Does anyone know of anything that works? or any bands that do it well?

      But so I'm not just one big douche...

      Children of Bodom, Opeth, Nile.... Lots of bands play instruments while screaming and growling.
      #40
      remember that thread the other day

      the dude said he screamed while playing a trivium song and shat himself?

      beware TS.

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