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Alright, here's the deal. I'm the frontman in my band, and whenever I use our keyboardist's mic to record into audacity I sound like a gay guy (no offence to and homosexuals here....) but I need to figure out how to make me sound normal, and no, that isn't the way I always sound, I normally sound like a normal dude.

Thanks for any help!

Edit: Like the mic only records my voice being high.... It's weird.... btw it's not an expensive mic, I would be suprised if it cost more than $15
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It might be an EQ problem. Run it through the low pass filter.

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EDIT: Oh, and it even sounds higher when I talk into the mic, and I know I don't have a gay guy's voice
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I really don't think he has or knows what a lowpass filter is. It's probably a cheap radioshack mic, right? Or do you actually have some good recording gear?

You should get a condenser mic + a firewire recording interface that has phantom power. Hook that up to your comuter and get a sequencer like cakewalk sonar, or if you use mac/linux get ardour. Then you record into that from the mic -> interface -> sequencer. It should sound more normal. Plus you'll have loads of effects plugins, like lowpass filters for example.

EDIT: oh, and a lowpass is a filter that only lets lower frequencies pass, which would eliminate the high pitch sounds. Can you guess what a highpass filter does?
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I really don't think he has or knows what a lowpass filter is. It's probably a cheap radioshack mic, right? Or do you actually have some good recording gear?

You should get a condenser mic + a firewire recording interface that has phantom power. Hook that up to your comuter and get a sequencer like cakewalk sonar, or if you use mac/linux get ardour. Then you record into that from the mic -> interface -> sequencer. It should sound more normal. Plus you'll have loads of effects plugins, like lowpass filters for example.

EDIT: oh, and a lowpass is a filter that only lets lower frequencies pass, which would eliminate the high pitch sounds. Can you guess what a highpass filter does?

Thanks man I'll try that out!

EDIT: How much does one cost?
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Thanks man I'll try that out!

EDIT: How much does one cost?


One of what? A condenser microphone? You can get a low-end one for about $100 I'd say. You want a large diaphragm condenser. Talk to someone at a music store about it. Say you want to record vocals on a condenser and don't want to spend a whole lot of money.
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Yaeh man spend the money on a good mic like, a cheap enough condenser one is the mxl 2001(est. $100) It's a great vocal mic and a pretty good instrumental recorder. Get a pop filter tho. Also you need phantom power for it, I dont think it will work with Audacity
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