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  1. This is probably a stupid question but...

    I'm working on an album. I recorded vocal tracks for 7 songs using an old AKG Perception 200. They sounded pretty nice, until I bought a Shure SM7B and tracked 3 songs on that. I'm definitely using the Shure for the last 4 songs. It suits my voice (and, of course, cost more)!

    So, I'd really hate to go redo 7 songs. I like the performances (if not the capturing of them), and they're probably similar enough to fool most (BUT I'LL ALWAYS KNOW).

    I'm wondering if there's a way to EQ the AKG to sound more like the Shure?

    That's pretty vague, so I'll tell you what I'm hearing. The Shure is a little more full and bass-y, but the biggest difference is in the high end. The AKG gives an almost whisper-y quality to everything, and especially to really breath-y phrases. If you compare them, it sounds like someone is very lightly breathing along with my words on the AKG track.

    I'm no EQ master (in fact, I'm an idiot), but I played around and could kind of get the bassiness , but couldn't remove the whisper quality without really dulling the overall tone. It's so weird how I never noticed this whisperish feel for 2.5 albums until I tried a better mic. Ugh.

    Anyhow... any advice?

    ps. I use Reaper.

    pps. Clearly, I'm a little sloppy and clueless.

  2. This is probably a stupid question but...

    I'm working on an album. I recorded vocal tracks for 7 songs using an old AKG Perception 200. They sounded pretty nice, until I bought a Shure SM7B and tracked 3 songs on that. I'm definitely using the Shure for the last 4 songs. It suits my voice (and, of course, cost more)!

    So, I'd really hate to go redo 7 songs. I like the performances (if not the capturing of them), and they're probably similar enough to fool most (BUT I'LL ALWAYS KNOW).

    I'm wondering if there's a way to EQ the AKG to sound more like the Shure?

    That's pretty vague, so I'll tell you what I'm hearing. The Shure is a little more full and bass-y, but the biggest difference is in the high-end. The AKG gives an almost whisper-y quality to everything, and especially to really breath-y phrases. If you compare them, it sounds like someone is very lightly breathing along with my words on the AKG track.

    I'm no EQ master (in fact, I'm an idiot, but I can move dots around), but I played with it and could kind of get the bassiness approximated, but couldn't remove the whisperiness without really dulling the overall tone.

    Anyhow... any advice?

    ps. I use Reaper.

    pps. This really is a stupid question (or at least a dumb way to try to get an answer) but I'd love any clues whatsoever!

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