Question (two then..)
Originally Posted by jwkim
Are you right up on the 58?
And did you do the same with the Apex (mouth up on the grill?
I find the very thing that makes us think 'dynamics give better isolation to bleed and noise ..typically closer working distance, is the thing that makes it tougher to get a decent recorded vocal. 'Puffy, stuffiness as you say, and the nasal tone (sometimes) which is the narrow incomplete version 'mostly mouth vocal sound.
Try it with a screen set off the mic (or not) and play with 1, 2, 3 or so inches out, reset the eq for the tone difference in loss of proximity effect if need be..
At that point you can be open to consider other positions (like from slightly above aimed down'?) as with any mic a few inches out.
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