Test, Test, Sound Quality Test
Hello Colin, et al.,
I recently had to reconfigure my recording space as my wife and I prepare the home for the arrival of our twins.
So, I now request a reality check on my sound quality and would love to have the expert ears of Colin and others on the board give the attached test file a listen.
It's just 1:13 long and features my 3 basic settings...
Pre only...(mic gain at +42)
Pre/Compressor...(2.5:1 ratio, slow attack, moderate release, -20 db threshold, 2db makeup gain)
Pre/Compressor/EQ. (same compressor as above, EQ is 2db boost at 16k....then 2db subtraction at 200 to pull out some of the mud)
The mic is a 416, the channel strip a VoiceMaster Pro, all going into CEP2.
Thanks for listening and any advice you have!
Over all I say your end adjustments sounds fine. I would only recommend the Neve 1073 pre, but my be to much for you rich voice, but if you ever get the opportunity to try it, give it a spin.
With a 416 there is not much you can really do about the recording room or any thing like that. Which is why the 416 was originally selected when Ernie Anderson insisted on recording his ABC promos in the control room (so his didn't have to sit in the booth for hours on end). Hence why the 416 has morphed into this "end all to end all mice" for voice over; not necessarily for it's sound quality as much for its directionality. You could probably record in the bathroom with that mic.
Thanks for the input Mike!
As for the Neve being "too much for my rich voice"...heck, try too rich for my poor wallet!
But thanks for the compliment!
Oh, BTW, I have always LOVED your avatar!
Last edited by Jason Bishop; 07-10-2009 at 04:43 PM.
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