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Tim Kowalski


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Post  Posted 24 Aug 2018 12:25 pm    
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I am looking for opinions regarding the SM7B.
When recording with my buddies, I have been using a Rhode NTK tube microphone for vocals. It seems to have really nice tone for both my vocal and my brother's (we both have an airy type of voice). One of the other guys has a higher range and his vocals sound brittle when we record. I have been unable to EQ/compress to my satisfaction. It just sounds sterile and not warm at all.
The last time that we got together, I used a Sure SM57 on his vocal. It sounded much more intimate and I was able to EQ well enough.
I attribute this partly to proximity effect, but I always keep the vocalist close to the tube mic as well.
I would like to get opinions on adding an SM7B to my arsenal. I am assuming that it would be a good vocal mic for this type of situation. What other uses would help me justify the purchase?

Please share your thoughts.
Thanks!
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 26 Aug 2018 6:44 am    
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A life saver for vocals that shred and overpower a U87.

Many hip-hop and rock vocals are recorded with the 7B as it can take the db.




The downside on the 7B is is would like to see at least 60db of input gain.

This is where a Cloudlifter comes in to help in that area.


Cascading pres one into another will get the 7B to enough gain without the Cloudlifter.
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Gary Newcomb


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Post  Posted 9 Feb 2019 10:04 am    
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It’s just a great workhorse mic. Excellent on guitar amps as well as vocals. We even used a pair for over-heads on a few sessions for bands that had super splashy bashy drummers. A true must-have
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