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  • #1055436
    MC G-Tek
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      Needs to be tidied up a lot yet, it’s just a quick rough draft, but finally put my new mic to use to record this earlier on…

      [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/mc-g-tek/i-couldnt-be-rough-version[/SOUNDCLOUD]

      #1269751
      Chrispydelic
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        sweet man!

        #1269743
        thelog
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          Damn you chrispy I was gonna be first!!!

          #1269754
          MC G-Tek
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            Cheers lads, think I stood a bit to close to the mic on the doubles, but that can be tidied up pretty easily, just ran out of time earlier.

            #1269744
            thelog
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              Wicked tune man,

              You can proper hear the difference with that mic man.

              #1269752
              Chrispydelic
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                @thelog 534962 wrote:

                Damn you chrispy I was gonna be first!!!

                Haha, I beats everyone!

                #1269755
                MC G-Tek
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                  @thelog 534965 wrote:

                  Wicked tune man,

                  You can proper hear the difference with that mic man.

                  Cheers buddy!

                  Yeah man, can defo tell the difference, it’s pretty damn good at picking up sound, was funny when I cocked up when recording and on the playback you can hear the ‘fuck it’ or ‘cunt’ emanating from my gob, ha ha!

                  #1269769
                  Deez
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                    Nice one man the recording is done much nicer!

                    #1269745
                    thelog
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                      Yeah, I don’t know much about mics but i’m guessing you have to find the sweet spot between distance from mic and mic sensitivity.

                      #1269746
                      thelog
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                        One thing I can see, is on the far right of your wave form you have like a thick rectangle bit. That is that hiss you can hear I used to have that problem when using mics. You will have to remove the DC offset from the vocal sample. It is basically the power hum being picked up.

                        #1269747
                        thelog
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                          #1269753
                          Izbeckistan
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                            got a proper brighton accent ๐Ÿ˜‰
                            ‘im not good at catching cod but when it comes to writing man I am a crafty sod’

                            #1269756
                            MC G-Tek
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                              @DeezNuts 534972 wrote:

                              Nice one man the recording is done much nicer!

                              Thank you mate, defo a lot clearer, but almost too clear!

                              @thelog 534973 wrote:

                              Yeah, I don’t know much about mics but i’m guessing you have to find the sweet spot between distance from mic and mic sensitivity.

                              Yeah man, gonna be a bit of trial and error at first, but that’s cool, I can work all that out, might even get a mark put on the floor when I find the ‘sweet spot’!

                              @thelog 534976 wrote:

                              One thing I can see, is on the far right of your wave form you have like a thick rectangle bit. That is that hiss you can hear I used to have that problem when using mics. You will have to remove the DC offset from the vocal sample. It is basically the power hum being picked up.

                              Wicked, cheers for the tip dude. I wondered where the hiss was coming from, nice one bud.

                              #1269757
                              MC G-Tek
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                                @thelog 534978 wrote:

                                You using audacity still Audacity Forum โ€ข View topic – DC offset removal.

                                Yes mate, nice one for the link pal, you’re a gentleman!

                                @Izbeckistan 534981 wrote:

                                got a proper brighton accent ๐Ÿ˜‰
                                ‘im not good at catching cod but when it comes to writing man I am a crafty sod’

                                Ha ha, yep, reckon I’ve been down here too long! At least the westcountry twang don’t come through too much these days!

                                #1269748
                                thelog
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                                  There may be another way to get rid of it, daftfader or clusterfrog or GL may know

                                  #1269758
                                  MC G-Tek
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                                    @thelog 534984 wrote:

                                    There may be another way to get rid of it, daftfader or clusterfrog or GL may know

                                    Cool man, it’s only a rough version so all these things will be sorted out before I re-do it for real, but it’s always good to get feedback and extra knowledge from those that know more than I on such matters.

                                    #1269736
                                    General Lighting
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                                      Sounds good, though it takes a while to get used to how strong the output of a condenser mic is (we have the same problem at the radio station, as our console is a late 1980s design (originally made in Brighton!) when condenser mics were not affordable to local broadcasters).

                                      we used to have two compressor/limiter channels on them but the compressor has blown its power supply so I had to bypass it, and the presenters keep redlining the desk now in spite of the gain being turned way down, especially when there is a interview going on.

                                      I keep telling them you don’t actually have to slam the desk fader right to the end of its travel and everyone outside UK local radio actually uses it for its correct purpose, adjusting it to the strength of the incoming signal, but few seem to understand that, so I need to buy some attenuators with my next CPC order for my home studio (I can claim the cost out of petty cash as they are not expensive).

                                      but your mic, if it is the model I think it is, should have one built in.

                                      On the side of that mic should be two switches. one of them will say -10 on it. That will reduce the strength of the output and stop it clipping on those double vocals (though you might be able to simply reduce the level of the other track if the actual recording is not clipped). There is also a bass roll off filter which may or may not make your recording better, it won’t hurt to experiment.

                                      #1269760
                                      MC G-Tek
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                                        Thanks GL mate, got it set to -10 as it is, but will have a play about with it til it sounds right. The other switch on the side of the mic says lin on it with a squiggly line below it, not sure if that’s the bass roll off filter, but no doubt you do…

                                        #1269737
                                        General Lighting
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                                          @MC G-Tek 534996 wrote:

                                          Thanks GL mate, got it set to -10 as it is, but will have a play about with it til it sounds right. The other switch on the side of the mic says lin on it with a squiggly line below it, not sure if that’s the bass roll off filter, but no doubt you do…

                                          yes, that is the one. lin would mean linear (no filter) and the squiggly line means the bass is filtered.

                                          If you can reduce the input level on your recording that should also prevent clipping. What soundcard is at the other end between the mic and the computer?

                                          #1269761
                                          MC G-Tek
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                                            @General Lighting 534999 wrote:

                                            yes, that is the one. lin would mean linear (no filter) and the squiggly line means the bass is filtered.

                                            If you can reduce the input level on your recording that should also prevent clipping. What soundcard is at the other end between the mic and the computer?

                                            Cool, thanks bud.

                                            Will make sure I turn the mic down a bit next time, think I had it right up, oops! It’s a realtek soundcard I believe mate.

                                            #1269750
                                            know_hope
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                                              nice… and funny ๐Ÿ™‚

                                              #1269762
                                              MC G-Tek
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                                                @know_hope 535052 wrote:

                                                nice… and funny ๐Ÿ™‚

                                                Wicked, cheers mate!

                                                #1269738
                                                General Lighting
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                                                  @MC G-Tek 535050 wrote:

                                                  Cool, thanks bud.

                                                  Will make sure I turn the mic down a bit next time, think I had it right up, oops! It’s a realtek soundcard I believe mate.

                                                  hmm there might be a realtek onboard soundcard in your computer but unless you have another audio mixer or mic preamp I’ve not seen one with XLR inputs (they usually do cheap onboard soundcards for PCs which have not changed in design since 15 years and sounded pretty rough even then..)

                                                  #1269763
                                                  MC G-Tek
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                                                    @General Lighting 535078 wrote:

                                                    hmm there might be a realtek onboard soundcard in your computer but unless you have another audio mixer or mic preamp I’ve not seen one with XLR inputs (they usually do cheap onboard soundcards for PCs which have not changed in design since 15 years and sounded pretty rough even then..)

                                                    U know far more about these things than I do mate, so armed with this new information I’m guessing that either I don’t have one or I don’t know what one I have between the mic and the computer. (Now I feel like a dizzy blonde being asked about cars, ‘I think it’s a red one’ lol)

                                                    #1269739
                                                    General Lighting
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                                                      What does the mic plug into at the other end? it is unlikely to go directly into the computer as those mics need electric power supplied to them at a higher voltage than PC mics. Also is your computer a laptop or a big tower which was built for music (and might have some extra bits a similar desktop in an office does not?)

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