Yesterday I was going to a recording… Some kinda studio session.. But I was the one who'd record not be recorded
At first I was worry a bit cause this was a job for money and also I was not recording in a studio (in which case it'd be piece of cake )
Jst a dumb PC and with a same type Mic.. LG (a dynamic one and yeah i bet it wasnt a studio mic or something for recording... rather for a live performance or for karaoke stuff)
Also was recording a growl vocals so it also was a bit worrying
And finally I went out there
First I sat the gain right in the PC... heh those db's on digital gear differ from the Analogs.. so the 0 level of analogs is the -17 to -16 and the max level you might leave the signal to reach is the -6 (if my memory serves well) asked the guy to growl for awhile to make sure the highest signal level doesn’t pass the -16 (yeah no the max… as it is "You don’t need the highest level as close to 0 as possible…" in fact u may even want to have loads of head room out there for further amp-ing and so...
and after a bit tweaking with the REAPER (i really liked it) in the EQs and Compressors and gates i finally cleaned up the recording from constant hiss and mixed it with the minus track (i guess they call the tracks without the vocals that way??!!) and got a pretty cool quality.. at least everybody was more than satisfied
btw im planning of a cheap mic purchase from USA and i need a budget one for the road (you know abroad recording) not in yr home studio... any good suggesion??! I think of may b buying an LD mic and ima buy a pop filter def-ly…