This week we’re taking a look at your favorite studio mics.
When it comes to studio microphones, the world really is our oyster. No matter what timbre or sound we’re looking for, there is a mic somewhere that can help us achieve it. But with so much choice on the market it can sometimes be difficult to keep on top of what’s on offer. So, this week at Voice Council we’d like to hear about some of your favorite recording experiences, and some of the best studio mics you’ve worked with.
So the question is: What is your favourite mic to record with in the studio and why?
Great Comments from last week:
Last week Craig asked: Far to often as singers we are plagued by Feedback issues at our gigs. As performers, what steps can we take to tackle this ourselves?
Valarie Dalton wrote…
“Be aware of the placement of all speakers/monitors; don’t point your mic at them. Always have a good relationship with your sound person”.
Sarah Ben commented…
“Make sure we do an efficient sound check and sing with the same intensity during sound check as during the gig”.
Matt Mathews Herrington…
“Hire a new sound engineer who’s worked with many different styles of music and also has a handle on the sound projections within the venue you’re at. If it’s a DIY gig, then follow Sarah Ben’s advice”.
Janine Capaldi Herrington…
“Get to know the equipment; learn about acoustics and how the height of a ceiling and the structure of a room (concrete walls, carpeted floors etc.) affect the sound particularly if you don’t have a sound engineer”.
Another great set of responses from our faithful Facebook followers this week. I’ll catch up with you all again soon for next week’s Q&A.