I record myself, and build my own gear which results in sometimes getting frustrated while trying to wear 10 hats at once. I might just be being over critical.I've always felt my vocals were a bit sibilant on sss and CH sounds, with little change from my point of view depending on the mic (including SM7b, U47fetish mics, etc)Last night I was doing a little testing/jamming on acoustic guitar while singing using a new mic, and would like some opinions. This quick recording has a little EQ (cut) on it, but nothing too major. I play a bit of a Springsteen song, and then a Neil Young tune, and I think the NY song sounds better, leading me to believe there is maybe something I changed from a technique perspective...wav file (100mb) https://www.dropbox.com/s/dn8z3hnzuhdszwg/T11aC414%20mic%20check.wav?dl=0360mp3 (10mb) https://www.dropbox.com/s/opyhkw6vncdi6q5/T11aC414%20mic%20check.mp3?dl=0So for the more experienced people out there, does this sound sibilant to you? Would you use more EQ? Does this seem more like a performance issue? I can reveal the mics/signal chain used, but I don't want to color the impressions...
Thanks for the tips everyone...Kyall, someone on a different forum also mentioned the guitar was probably the real problem. It is a martin HD-28, and it has always had that big boomy sound on recordings, despite what I have tried. It doesn't sound as boomy in the room as it does on recordings.
I was using a modified Apex 460/T11A mic for the vocals (basically a c12 ish tube mic, with a 12ay7 tube and a K67 capsule, but with a capacitor like the elam 251 circuit uses to reverse some of the high lift in the capsule).
The modified T11A sounds great and detailed