December 16th, 2007, 05:38 PM
I am struggling to get good mic'd amp tones from my Zoom MRS-8. Below is my current set-up:
Behringer b-5 mic>Behringer Tube Ultragain mic100>Zoom Mrs-8.
I have tried some of the mic presets and even tried using the "empty" preset but always seems thin sounding. I can get some decent direct tones but would like to use the tones i get from my amps and pedals.
December 16th, 2007, 06:34 PM
Key effect components in a vocal track are compression, eq, and reverb or some type of modulation effect applied sparingly.
Here's one way to get a good processed vocal track.
Record the vocal dry on a stereo channel (5/6 or 7/8).
Place a reverb on your vocal by applying the reverb as a send effect. You can adjust the send level to get just the right mix of reverb to dry signal this way.
Set your MRS 8 up so you can place an effect on a pre-recorded track. Audtion all the mastering effects on top of your vocal track. The mastering effects are built mostly on combinations of compression, eq and a subltle modulation effect like delay. Once you find something you like bounce the vocal down to an open stereo track, this will permanently bake the mastering effect and the send return effect to your vocal track.
If your only used to applying insert effects you should learn about these other ways. There is a very good MRS 8 user group on the net, if you want the addy let me know.
You can use insert effects too but you will have to tweak/modify all the elements in the patch. I find the insert effects are diliberately built to be too wild to give the user a sense of wow.
December 16th, 2007, 06:45 PM
I should have read you post fully I am sorry.
Sometimes what you hear at ear level is different than what is level to your speaker cones and your Behringer mic pre and mic may be coloring the sound.
You can try eq'ing directly in the MRS 8 with a track eq to or adjust your amp's eq section to compensate.
You are using the line level input on the MRS 8 right?