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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?
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
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.
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!
#1179206 - 08/03/2110:34 AMRe: TASCAM TM-80 Microphone with a DP-32SD Question
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.