I play in an old time music trio and we have an L1 compact for our PA. I am singing through an Audix VX5 microphone but the vocals sound to digital or clean for this type music. Any suggestions as to how to add some tape hiss or (minor) noise to the vocal sound so it is not so pure and clean sounding? Thanks, Muleskinner
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I would try an inexpensive tube preamp for the microphone. Everything I've read and heard about the VX5 leads me to expect it to sound fabulous. It's almost a shame to soften the edges with a little preamp.
Something like this:
Thanks so much ST. Perhaps I should try a less articulate mic? Any suggestions for an old time sounding mic?
Find a Shure SM 58. You shouldn't have to buy one. If you are anywhere near a store the rents PA gear, I'll bet you can rent one dirt-cheap for a few days.
Wow! I never thought of it that way but you have a point about Audix. I have an OM-5 that I hadn't used lately. Last gig, my Heil mic went south in the middle of a song. I plugged in the Audix and couldn't believe the clarity of my vocal.
I think the Heil may be dead. Either way, I'm back to the Audix. Clear and full sound!
I own and use a tiny ART tub pre ... good thing to have in the tool chest. I use it to add a nice warm humm to digital guitar effects too.
like O.J. ( not just for breakfast any more)
it's kinda cool for vocals AND guitars.
Thanks guys for the ideas. I'll try em out.
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