Today we check out the joy known as recording “extreme” vocals
Now personally, I prefer singers., but hey, I get it, everybody is trying to out evil each other, and this vocal style is very popular…. I’ve certainly recorded enough bands doing it.
From an engineering standpoint, this style is very simple. Throw up an SM7 onto a stand, put up a pop filter, get your levels on your mic pre, (make sure the vocalist is at his proper level) and run it into a compressor. Hit record and away you go. And really, that’s all there is to it.
Today we take a look at some of my favorite signal chains… and how you can get the most out of you microphone!