Vocal Recording

Vocal tracking at Empire Sound Recording Studio is freaking awesome! There is a huge selection of out board microphone pre amps, compressors, and eqs (on and out board) to carve and color the vocal sound to any vibe I want. These are the microphones I typically choose from at Empire: Vintage Telefunken U47, Vintage Neumann U67 or a Neumann U87. In the video below I am tracking with the Telefunken U47, through an Avedis MA5 microphone pre amp then to an Empirical Labs Distressor and then added a small amount of high end boost with a Heritage Audio 73 EQ JR. This is one of my go to vocal recording chains at the studio.