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Offline phx1973

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New mic day: CAD U37 Condenser
« on: December 19, 2016, 03:53:44 pm »
Just bought my first decent mic to run with the new tube amp and pedals. Initially after buying it I got very frustrated because of an insane amount of buzz and feedback. I then realized I need to record with headphones on, which improves things quite a bit. Here is a short demo. The new gear is:

-Fender Blues Junior III Lacquered Tweed
-Boss DS1 Distortion Pedal
-MXR Analog Chorus
-CAD U37 Condenser USB Mic

I use Audacity for recording into my computer. So right now I have the Mic going into the USB and then recording from Audacity. My headphones are not very high quality so that may be part of the problem. But I noticed the first recording picked up some of my breathing too. I guess that's going to happen with a condenser mic - maybe I just need to learn to play with the settings better.

Any thoughts on other things I need to think about? Quick sound sample below.

https://soundcloud.com/phx1973/121619-cad-u37-condense-mic-demo-come-as-you-are-rhythm
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Re: New mic day: CAD U37 Condenser
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2016, 04:36:46 pm »
I've got a condenser mic which I have to admit records a vocal really nice BUT they are super sensitive, way too sensitive for my environment so I've gone to a dynamic shure mic which is much better in my environment.

You can try using a mic shield etc. which will remove the sound of you breathing on it a lot.
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