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Home Recording with an SM58

Moe45673

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Not looking to do any serious demos or anything, just want to get some ideas down. Using the Mic for vocals purely, all instruments are electric and plugged into firewire interface.

Question is, my main concerns about recording vocs are the "S"s, "P"s, and possibly overdriving the input (though that last one is something I'll figure out on my own).

Cheapest/improvisationally free way to reduce those unwanted effects? If I have to spend money on some accessory, it's not a huge biggie but I really don't want to shell out another 150 bucks for a new mic
 

Moe45673

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I guess a mic screen is the way to go, unless the Interface/DAW provides something. How are software based filters vs mic screens?

Thanks for the quick responses!
 

southpaw pete

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As far as I know, there isn't any software that can fix a hot "P" etc... But you can use a DeEsser to clean up some bright S's and such. Should be pretty easy to get a basic DeEsser pluggin - sometimes even included in with the recording software. But for the "P"s - it's $20 (or whatever) for a pop screen, and SO worth it.
 

MetalGuitard

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I'm no expert by any means. I would suspect that in addition to the fuzzy covers and pop screens you'd want/need to use a compressor. I think using a compressor, either in the recording software or before the mic signal goes into the software would keep the P's/Plosives somewhat under control.
 

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Turn your mouth away from the mic when you sing a word with a "P" or "S". After a while you will learn just how far you need to turn for it to work.
 

Moe45673

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I plan on using a compressor, no doubt. It will be software based.

Even though I have a nice array of guitar pedals to choose from, I'm going to stick with amplitube to keep the wiring simple for guitar inputs and I'd like to do the same with the mic
 




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