Vocal and Acoustic Workstation

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vocals and acoustic

All three tracking rooms at Sound Design are treated with acoustic absorbers, reflectors and corner traps to create the ideal studio to record vocals and acoustic instruments.

We offer over 30 different mics including:

  • Neumann TLM103
  • Telefunken CU29
  • Audio Technica 4033s
  • Sterling Audio ST-31
  • Electrovoice N/D 757B
  • Rode M5

Check out three of our favorite “go-to” mics.

The Neumann TLM103

Ask anyone involved in sound recording to name a mic manufacturer off the top of their head, and chances are they’ll say “Neumann.”  If you then ask for a model number, the reply will probably be “U87.”

 “The TLM103 is virtually indistinguishable from a good U87, except that it is quieter and has a greater dynamic range.”  Don’t take my word for it, that bold statement is straight out of Sound on Sound’s review of the TLM103. There are many, many other perfectly respectable large-diaphragm condenser mics on the market, but few that sound better than the classic Neumanns.

Vocals Microphone - Neumann TLM103

Telefunken Copperhead CU29

The Telefunken brand is one long associated with the high end of the microphone market.

The Copperhead CU29 is a tube mic that exhibits a satisfyingly smooth sound, but it’s not an all‑purpose mic.

What the Copperhead produces best are lovely, three‑dimensional vocals with a smooth but very lively high‑end and comfortable, underpinning bass — just the kind of vocals that sit right in the center of a recording while everything else flows around them.

The Copperhead is a specialist -a vocal mic at heart.

Vocals Microphone - Telefunken Copperhead

Audio Technica 4033a

Sound Design also has two Audio Technica 4033a microphones which are great “all-rounders” for vocals and acoustic instruments. With their silky, detailed, warm sound, the AT4033’s have become a modern studio favorite and industry standard for more than 20 years. There’s a flattering fullness to the sound that helps emulate the sound of a tube mic.

Vocals Microphone - Audio Technica

Powerplay P16-M

POWERPLAY P16 system provides an easy way to give recording musicians/vocalists what they really want – “more me!” P16s are conveniently distributed throughout the studio.  They let each performer take control of his/her own monitor mix.

The P16 makes it easy to dial-in your personal monitor mix while recording. You can not only adjust the Volume for each of 16 input signals, but also set the Pan (left to right mix), EQ (Bass, Mid with sweepable Freq control and Treble) – and much more. And the best part, these adjustments can all be made without affecting anyone else’s personal mix.

Vocals Microphone - Neumann TLM103

Visit Sound Design Music Studio

Visit the studio and check out our versatile tracking rooms for yourself at no charge or obligation. We encourage you to take the time to explore the possibilities. It may just change your approach to a project or song.

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