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Postby smnyoed » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:10 pm

Hello friend
I have a simple question
What kind of gear do I need in order my recording will sound clean and pure?
Im using the focusrite saffire 40pro, kontakt sample and electronic. Piano. The vocal is very bad. Using Akg b3000.
Im not sure, but I feel that all of my problems are because of the focusrite pro 40!
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Re: Record in and sound good

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:55 pm

smnyoed wrote:I feel that all of my problems are because of the focusrite pro 40

Welcome to the forms.

I think it extremely unlikely that the Pro40 is your problem. The mic is okay, and the interface is fine -- plenty of high quality recordings have been made using both. So much more likely is that either you're recording your vocals in a poor acoustic environment, you're recording them in a less than ideal way, or you're processing them inappropriately.

Can you tell us more about your set up and where you are recording, and if possible provide a link to an example of a vocal recording so we can hear the kind of issues you're dealing with?

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Re: Record in and sound good

Postby The Elf » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:02 pm

As Hugh has said, there's nothing wrong with the equipment you've listed. You should be able to get something of perfectly acceptable quality.

We need to know how you have everything connected, and with what cables, how you are approaching the recording, and we really could do with hearing an example.
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Re: Record in and sound good

Postby CS70 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:02 pm

smnyoed wrote:The vocal is very bad.

What do you mean with "bad"?
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Re: Record in and sound good

Postby smnyoed » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:38 pm

Hello my friends
I connect the AKG mic with a 12 meter XLR cable?
Is this can be the problem to the bad sound ? rusty, dirty and thin?
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Re: Record in and sound good

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:52 pm

Hi smnyoed, and welcome to the SOS Forums! 8-)

I think (as Hugh already mentioned above) that we need an audio example to listen to - can you post something on Soundcloud or YouTube or even Dropbox and then post the link here?

Then we can all provide some more informed feedback on your vocal problems.


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Re: Record in and sound good

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:27 pm

smnyoed wrote:I connect the AKG mic with a 12 meter XLR cable?
Is this can be the problem to the bad sound ? rusty, dirty and thin?

A 12 metre cable shouldn't be an issue. I routinely run mics on the end of 25 and 50 metre cables without problem.

But a 'dirty' and 'thin' sound could be the result of a broken cable (one signal wire disconnected). Have you checked the cable with a cable tester or multimeter?

If you can upload an example of the sound on Soundcloud etc, and then a post a link here that would be very helpful.

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Re: Record in and sound good

Postby smnyoed » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:54 pm

Is it important the way I position the mic ? side? upside? or its a 360 degree with the AKG B3000? The focusrite utility configuration ?
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Re: Record in and sound good

Postby CS70 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:16 pm

smnyoed wrote:Is it important the way I position the mic ? side? upside? or its a 360 degree with the AKG B3000? The focusrite utility configuration ?
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Yes it is. Read SOS vocal production articles and you'll learn bunch about all this.
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