Effect / plug-in to simulate Tube Mic Input

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  1. eljorgep

    eljorgep New Member

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    I'm running KX 3539 on a SB Live card. Absolutely love it. Recordings sound professional and reproduction crisp and clear. I use (on the DSP module) an effect (EFX Tube drive) to record the E. guitar. It sounds great and very flexible. My question is, does anyone has or knows of a similar effect for microphone input?
    I use a pair of fairly good mics with wide diaphragm but the tracks laid out either on Sonar 7 or Audition 3 sound lifeless. I mean very digital with a total lack of harmonics. I understand that this issue can be solved by purchasing a tube pre amp. Right, but on the other hand the EFX tube drive makes my ax sound as if it was plugged into a Marshal rack. Must liven up vocals to sound pro.
    Please help!
     
  2. TravelRec.

    TravelRec. Alternative Audioproductions

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    Take a look to your other posting.
     
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    TheKezReturns New Member

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    Give the compressor or dynamics processor a try on your vocals. that should beef them up a bit. If you want that slightly saturated 'tube sound, why not try you EFX tube drive with small gain settings and both filters open.
     
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