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API 3124 or spider for vox
Old 24th January 2009
Gear Maniac
🎧 15 years
API 3124 or spider for vox

Gonna be tracking screamy metal vocals and was planning on going into the API 3124 with a 58 as the singer likes to hold the mic and I like the 58 on metal vocals anyway, but now Im wondering if The Crane song Spider might do a better job as it has the fat switch plus the tape emulation?

Im gonna gonna do a quick shootout at the start of the sesion while the singers warms up and do a quick comparison but my main concern is further down the line when I process the vocal in the mixing stage.

The studio has a couple of Distressors and I was thinking of adding one in the vocal chain or leave it untill the mixing stage?

Old 24th January 2009
Lives for gear
🎧 10 years
I hate to be that guy...
but your best bet is to just plug it in and listen.

Personally I'd probably track through some light compression (distressor should work) since its probable that you will have to slam the vocals pretty well later to get them through the mix.

Sometimes an RE15 through crap fits the mix better than a C12 through a Neve pre.
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