Microphone Shootout recorded in our studio. It’s performed by one of the best male vocalists Miki Sekulovski singing Angels from Robbie Williams.
The vocals are recorded with one preamp: Great River ME-1NV
This Shootout is recorded with affordable microphones with one of the best preamps: Great River ME-1N. This preamp is one of the best preamps for me!!!
With this video I want to give you insight for the importance of a good preamp.
Vocals are not edited at all, not even lo cut, and they sound awesome. The difference between microphones is not so big as the difference in price.
We are sound engineer, not a magicians. That is the first lesson that we must learn. This microphone shootout will help you understand that for good and rich sound the importance of a good preamp is unquestionable.
As engineer you must learn the function and the importance of every tool that you are using in your chain. With this microphone shootout you will start believing in the importance of a good preamp.
When I have started home studio, I was thinking to buy some Audio interface, a sound card, with that little money that I had, and a good microphone. I got everything I need to start recording. YES!!!
But I was not aware for the bad sound and need of a lot of corrections in the mix later. No one told me about the importance of a good preamp.
The Preamp should be better than the microphone. Good microphone with bad preamp is a bad microphone.
Please comment, share opinion, vote for the best microphone. And I will make tutorial on mixing vocals with one of this vocals.