I love my SM7b. Having recently seen several bands using this mic live (Fleet Foxes, etc.) I would like to try it live. I am aware of it's need for plenty of gain. Any tips?
I tried it with the sm58 preset and it was OK, but I wonder if there might be a better preset?
Bose L1 Compact
Sm7b, Guild vintage Jumbo Body with LR Baggs M1
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I think that you're going to get to audition all of the Vocal Microphone Presets. You might find that the Neumann KMS 105 Preset works pretty well for this, but that's just a guess.
You might find it useful to use the Preset Bypass feature as you try each Preset.
Here are some notes about that: T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine / Bypass
As far as the gain goes, you'll just have to crank up the T1® input trim for whichever channel you are using.
Here are some notes: T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine / Gain Staging
Does that help?
Thanks so much!
I've got tonight set aside for some experimenting.
I really appreciate the quick, clear, intelligent advice.
Glad to help.
Please come back and tell us you hear tonight, and what Preset you like best.
Will do! Thanks again.
Sorry for the delay. The Neumann preset won!
But I eventually went with (I can't believe I'm typing this) an AKG C1000 condenser for vocals, with the Shure SM87A preset and medium compression. With a windsock on there, it sounds amazing! Transparent and slick and shimmering, with a beefy bottom end.
I bought that mic as a large venue banjo/sax sm57 alternative, and it's been sitting lonely-like in the mic locker for years.
Glad to be putting it to use.
I found it much more pleasing than my Beta58a, which I've been using for the past 3 years.
Thanks for the advice.
The Sm7b does sound really nice through the T1/L1 compact combo.
Thanks for coming back and telling us what you heard, and what you decided to do about it.
You never know who else might have a similar question.
You've got me interested. I guess it's time to pull out my C1000 from the microphone locker and give it a listen. I don't think that it's see the light of day since before I got the T1®.
Thanks for the idea.
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