Professional Sound - Indepth

Miking Vocals by Terry Brown

“Choosing the right vocal mic is the key to good lead vocal results. I record vocals flat (no EQ) into a compressor at 2.5 to 1 ratio (a dbx 160X is handy – there are only two knobs), then from the compressor straight into the machine. Each mic will behave differently in subtle ways. My current choices are the Sanken CU41 and the B&K 4000 series omnidirectional mic.”

Terry Brown – producer (Rush, Cuttung Crew, Blue Rodeo, among others).

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Andrew King is the Editor-in-Chief at Professional Sound. He is also a co-host of Canadian Musician Radio and NWC Webinars’ series of free music and entertainment industry webinars.
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