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    Make sure low cut is not engaged as stated. IME the AT 4033 works best when treated like a small diaphragm end address. I like to lower the gain of the pre and move the mic closer to get the proximity effect helping for that low end. I would recommend messing with the gain/distance to find the best sound.

    An inexpensive mic pre like an ART can sometimes help getting a warmer sound from a relatively flat condenser like the AT's tend to be
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    In the EQ bmp the one on the right is the old mic.
    The vocalist contacted the studio and spoke with engineer (where he recorded the Synaptik album Justify and Reason where the vocals are amazing -check it out on Spotify - latest album) and he (and others who have analysed his voice) said that John's voice is not suited to an AT4033 (he has a VERY powerful voice).
    He used a Shure SM7b which is much more suitable for a big metal/rock voice like John's.
    So that is what we are going to get :-) Thanks for all the responses guys.

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    Mic prox sounds likely, but also compressor settings could account for the difference between speaking and singing. And it could be both given the type of singer.

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    The recording with vocal and talking is raw with no effects. In Cubase we use Ozone to mix/master the vocals.
    I've just bought an SM7B. Fingers crossed. :-)
    I have to be honest I had no idea a condenser mic like the AT4033 could be 'not suitable' for a type of voice.
    Another engineer has also stated an SM7b is more suited to his high pitched powerful voice.

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