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Cheepish mic for vocoder use
Have a small home setup, Cubase, komplete 8, korg triton extreme in a corner of the living room where I spend most evenings .
It does me fine, anything I currently record is via my korg or komplete, straight into Cubase.
I realise most of you would shudder at the bad acoustics etc
I also have my monitors at roughly 45 degrees from my ears, approx 1 meter away from each ear ( hope that makes sense).
I want to play around with vocoders both on my triton and on soft synths. I'm not into serious singing (wife would shoot me if I tried) and it being where it is, it's obviously pointless spending loads on a top range mic.
I presume that the speakers being where they are, using any kind if mic with them would be impossible? Due to the mic picking up what's coming from the speakers?
So I suspect the only choice I have is to use headphones while recording my vocoder experiments.
Presuming I have assumed correct, is there a reasonably not too expensive headphone style mic that I could use along with my headphones that would work well with vocoders please?
If it helps, both my mixer and audio interface have Phantom power and Xlr inputs
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The Elf wrote:Generally speaking I find that cheap and nasty mic's seem to work better with vocoders - probably something to do with the restricted bandwidth. I use an old Tandy tape recorder mic that you'd pick up on a car boot sale for 20p! I imagine you could pick up a PC headphone/mic headset for less than a tenner that would do the job.
+1 I've done a bit of vocoder work, and it's all about the mid frequencies, and as it's for a home studio, there's no need to worry about feedback - A PC mic will be just the just
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