#1
Hello! I'd like to record vocals at a slightly higher quality, and would like some recommendations. I'm currently using an AT2035 with a Line 6 UX2 preamp (Will be upgrading soon to a Saffire 6), and would like to upgrade my mic. I sing Musical Theatre, mainly specialising in Operatic with some rockier vocals, I'd be recording pieces like Gethsemane, I'll Be There (Pirate Queen) and Falcon In The Dive, to give a rough idea. At the moment, I'm looking at the AT4040, but I'm not sure what other mics I should consider. My issue with my current mic is that it sounds very dark and dull, there's no life to it, I'd like something a bit brighter, more alive, if that makes sense. Does anyone have an idea as to what I should be looking for?
#2
The blue Bluebird is really nice on vocals. But save up for a Neumann TLM102 or a AT4050.
#3
I would wait until after you've upgraded your preamp/interface before buying a new mic. Dark/dull sound is probably because of your (incredibly) lackluster mic pre/converter. That mic should handle whatever vocal you throw at it, it's probably just getting mangled in your cheap preamps. Save your cash and buy a new mic if the new interface doesn't pull the wet towel off of your current mic. Gethsemane is a killer piece, btw, if you can rock that one, then you're one heck of a singer. Keep it up!
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I would wait until after you've upgraded your preamp/interface before buying a new mic. Dark/dull sound is probably because of your (incredibly) lackluster mic pre/converter. That mic should handle whatever vocal you throw at it, it's probably just getting mangled in your cheap preamps. Save your cash and buy a new mic if the new interface doesn't pull the wet towel off of your current mic. Gethsemane is a killer piece, btw, if you can rock that one, then you're one heck of a singer. Keep it up!


Aha! I had a feeling that'd be the issue, the wet towel is a near perfect description of the sound, so I suppose my next question would be, is the Saffire 6 a good option, or should I consider a different interface? I've very little experience with this sort of thing as I've only recently decided to start making recordings.
#5
The Saffire6 is a great option. Though just remember it's been replaced by the scarlett2i4 now. It doesn't really make much difference, as it's really the same box but the 2i4 has USB2 instead of 1.1.
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