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#1179071 - 07/28/21 03:37 PM TASCAM TM-80 Microphone with a DP-32SD Question  
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Hi,

I connected a TASCAM TM-80 Microphone to my TASCAM DP-32SD (including turning the Phantom Power button on),
but I have to turn the TRIM knob all the way to MIC before I can actually record vocals, but they're muffled.

Am I missing something? Is there some box I need to connect it to first?

Sorry for my ignorance,

Dan

#1179085 - 07/29/21 06:49 PM Re: TASCAM TM-80 Microphone with a DP-32SD Question [Re: DanielSimons]  
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#1179086 - 07/29/21 07:01 PM Re: TASCAM TM-80 Microphone with a DP-32SD Question [Re: DanielSimons]  
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In my experience, phantom powered mics tend to be "hotter", more sensitive and pick up more ambiance, and a bit more compressed but not louder. Phantom powered mics are great for acoustic instruments but can be problematic for singers depending upon vocal style. You generally don't want to hold a phantom powered mic to your chin smile

#1179099 - 07/30/21 02:58 PM Re: TASCAM TM-80 Microphone with a DP-32SD Question [Re: JAPOV]  
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I'm already scouring it.

Thanks for the link, JAPOV!

Dan

#1179100 - 07/30/21 03:09 PM Re: TASCAM TM-80 Microphone with a DP-32SD Question [Re: JAPOV]  
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Hi JAPOV,

This is my first condensor microphone. I bought a TASCAM DP-32SD, so I wanted to find an appropriate microphone for my voice.

I connected a dynamic microphone and got the same results.

I don't really have a vocal style. Mosty what I believe I'm doing is trying to create decent demos. For now, I just want to get to the point
where the vocals are audible. After that, I'll be wanting to tweak them so that I don't cringe (too much) when I hear them.

I'm looking at the article you pointed me to, especially since I want to be able to use the phantom powered one as it's best intended to be used for.

Thanks,

Dan

#1179145 - 07/31/21 07:14 PM Re: TASCAM TM-80 Microphone with a DP-32SD Question [Re: DanielSimons]  
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Side address, Unidirectional, Tascam TM-80, Studio, Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone....

Yep, get yourself a pop-screen, set the mic 8-10" from your face, turn up the gain and Eq for vocals smile

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Use a compressor/limiter to make up volume in your mix wink

#1179205 - 08/03/21 10:31 AM Re: TASCAM TM-80 Microphone with a DP-32SD Question [Re: DanielSimons]  
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O.K., I'll get a pop screen and try it the way you're suggesting. I really want to record my vocals using the DP-32SD. I want
to keep as much contained to that environment as possible, to keep things simple. Just toying with the gain and EQ settings
helped a bit.

I have no issues whatsover recording guitar on it. If I can just take your advice and get the vocals working, I'll be a happy camper!

Thanks again, JAPOV!

Dan

#1179206 - 08/03/21 10:34 AM Re: TASCAM TM-80 Microphone with a DP-32SD Question [Re: JAPOV]  
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Thanks for this tip too, JAPOV. At least I have some direction now. "Winging it" was fun for about 10 minutes. smile

Dan

#1179212 - 08/03/21 02:58 PM Re: TASCAM TM-80 Microphone with a DP-32SD Question [Re: DanielSimons]  
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Bear in mind, the further away you set your mic the more room ambiance it's going to pick up. That's why they call it a "studio" mic lol, you really need a completely dead space (or closet) to record vocals with a large diaphragm condenser mic. Personally, I find it a lot easier to record vox with a common stage mic; it's all about the compression and Eq either way, but the regular dynamic mic is a lot easier to handle. smile

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