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    My new song 'Indiscretion'

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    So I got a MXL V67 to try and make my vocals a little better sounding over a Shure PG57 dynamic. I also experimented with double tracking the vocals for the chorus, something I've never done before due to voice limitations! If you could listen and answer these questions, or make other comments, it'd be greatly appreciated!

    1. How is the overall mix? Are the vocals too loud?
    2. Does the double tracked vocal part work for the song?
    3. Too much reverb?


    http://home.comcast.net/~randyzwitch...discretion.mp3

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    Hey man, maybe the vocals are a touch too loud, not much though...I'm really thinking some harmonies would work in the chorus rather than double-tracking....especially on the did last night line.

    Second listen, the vocals are a touch flat in the section around 2:15, I think this needs some percussion maybe coming in around the second verse...not sure what...maybe a shaker or an egg....just a thought.

    Great job.

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    Nice Mic!

    Your vocals sound very authentic.
    I think I will have to look into a mic like that.
    The guitar playing was very good as well

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    Thanks guys for your replies!

    "Your vocals sound very authentic.
    I think I will have to look into a mic like that."

    I've never used any high dollar equipment, so I can't compare that mic to something more expensive, but I really do like the MXL V67. That mic, along with my Oktava MK-012 pair, got me more a much clearer and more accurate sound on this song over the Shure PG57 I used to be using.

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    Jazzy. Few intonation issues here and there in the vocals, I'm sure you are aware of them. Only a couple though, tricky sing over that stuff. Well done. The doubled vocals work, but sound kinda flanged for some reason. Backup vocals could be added for sure.

    Nice guitar playing.

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    I bought a MXL V67 yesterday myself! Still tooling around with it to find the good sound settings (I use my triton studio for everything, basically).

    You have a good clean tone from the mic...tell me more about the setup you used.

    Nice tune, good singing; there was one place that seemed like your voice went a little off-tune.

    Did you record the acoustic guitar using the v67 also?

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    I used a Behringer MX602a mixer with the gain about halfway up, all EQ set flat ------ > MXL V67 ------- > audiophile 24/96 soundcard. Then Cool Edit Pro 2 as my program.

    To record the vocals, I sang probably 4" from the V67, using a windscreen/pop filter. Once the track was recorded, I used the CEP Noise Reduction filter to get out some of the computer fan 'whirring' noise and preamp noise as well. No EQ/effects on the voice except compression.

    The guitar was recorded using 2 Oktava MK-012 mics 2 feet apart, guitar 8" away centered between the mics. No effects were used except noise reduction and hard limiting, the hard limiting threshold just used to reduce the volume of my hand muting the strings. The peak of the string pops was so far beyond the music, it was easy to set the threshold to keep the actual music unaffected.

    Mixed the two together, used one of the mastering preset filters in CEP (don't understand mastering quite yet) until it sounded good to me.

    That's it.

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    HEY MAN

    GREAT SON DUDE!
    HOW OLD ARE YOU I WANNA KNOW IF IM DOING GOOD LOL

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    I'm 24.

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    a mastering preset filter? That sounds interesting...what does it do?
    That's just how I roll...

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