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    I'd like to make my vocal warmer, not so harsh. Here's my setup up.
    TLM 03 / Art Pro pre / DBX processor / X Air 18 mixer / DAW Reaper.

    Looking to make the vocals warmer.
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    Don.....

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    Get a different mic, pre, compressor and interface. I'm not a fan of any of them and have used them all in the past.
    I'm sure everyone will pile on with eq suggestion etc etc etc for what you have so YMMV in advance.

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    Hi,
    You mean TLM 103? It's known to be pretty bright.
    Try an oktava mk219 on the cheap or a big dynamic, maybe?
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    My friend has an AKG XLS - now that has warmth. Run it through a Focusrite pre. I have to trim a lot off the bottom end to mix it.

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    Love the way you guys roll in with "spend money, lots of money",
    And "you bought dud gear".

    Hardly any helpo to someone who has what they have. SHeesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coquet-Shack View Post
    Love the way you guys roll in with "spend money, lots of money",
    And "you bought dud gear".

    Hardly any helpo to someone who has what they have. SHeesh.
    Well, not quite. The TLM 103 is not exactly a budget mike, and an Oktava mk 219 is not exactly top shelf.

    and someone saying they don't particularly like the OP's selection of gear means nothing except the person doesn't like it.

    However, I do agree that it would be useful to give the OP clues about what to do with what they have. That's what I would assume the OP was asking, but it can be equally assumed that the OP was asking for alternative to the gear he had.

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    Thanks for the replies I guess. Buying all new gear is out of the question. I'm retired and spending lots of money on new equipment is not in the budget. Some of my guitars are almost 40 years old. The TLM, pre amp and processor are more than 15 years old. I was hoping for suggestions that focused on EQ settings, gear setting, mic positioning, and overall approach. I have methods that I've used in the past. I thought I might get some different ideas in these areas. It seems to me that the TLM sounds different going into the Xair 18 and Reaper than it did going through the VS 1680, even though I'm using the same outboard equipment.
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    Since you're using Reaper, I wonder if a plugin might achieve a bit of 'warmth' (?)

    Google search for 'vst plugin warming'

    What is the dbx processor you have in the chain? Guessing a compressor(?)
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    Yes it's a compressor
    Thanks, I'll check Reaper. I just started using Reaper about 2 months ago, but I'll see what it has to offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coquet-Shack View Post
    Love the way you guys roll in with "spend money, lots of money",
    And "you bought dud gear".

    Hardly any helpo to someone who has what they have. SHeesh.
    I even used the phrase "on the cheap".
    Last edited by Steenamaroo; 04-22-2017 at 16:54.
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