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steeleman
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:27 pm    Post subject: ultramizer vs aural exciter Reply with quote

Anybody work or have worked with an Behringer Ultramizer? I am considering getting rid of the Aphex Aural Exciter and replacing it with
the Behringer... The Aphex is super cool with boosting harmonics and
does a super job of adding bass but I don't want the bass anymore just
a boost.... Please share your thoughts. The aural exciter worked great
in projects in the final mix.. But on the mic chain...It's a little too much!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:12 am    Post subject: Re: ultramizer vs aural exciter Reply with quote

steeleman wrote:
worked great
in projects in the final mix.. But on the mic chain...It's a little too much!


Those are the key words.... on the final mix.

If you're just sending voice, before you spend more money, try changing the mic placement so it picks up natural harmonics above the chest. You can capture less bass by placing the mic slightly higher and aiming for the area between the lower lip and nostrils.

Disclaimer: As expected, differing voices have differing results....

Kevin
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:03 pm    Post subject: ultramizer vs aural exciter Reply with quote

Thanks Kevin,

It's worth a shot on trying and moving the mic for a read or two
and comparing the sound..... It's funny...when you're in your
20s and doing vo, you want to sound 45 or 50.. Then when you
hit about 40 you say...hey, I just wanna be the best me at
whatever age...(uh...real) :roll: The bass thing was something
I thought I wanted at 27 or 29... Now 10 years later....I might just
use it on the final mix.

On Behringer....I am not sure of the durability of their gear.
Anyone had much success with their stuff.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...when you're in your
20s and doing vo, you want to sound 45 or 50.. Then when you
hit about 40 you say...hey, I just wanna be the best me at
whatever age...(uh...real)

I think the voice is (for me) pretty constant. My hair is leaving my head, my eyesight isn't what it used to be, but the voice is hanging hin there. When I first started in radio in 1970, everyone wanted to sound like the deep voiced radio announcer. Now, the...how can I put this...non 'deep voiced' announcer is very popular. I call it the "Underdog" delivery. Kids are almost 7 feet tall and their voices sound like Wally Cox. (Another broad brushed, badly reasoned theory by your resident board "Frodo".)

With that said, I think it's better to sound like yourself. Thankfully, there's room for all deliveries and octave ranges.

(I had no reason to post. I just didn't want my membership to lapse.) Laugh
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