We laid down some vocal takes today for Alexa’s song “Giving Up On You”. Signal routing is as follows:
Blue Baby Bottle Condensor → Focusrite ISA One Preamp → dbx 160x compressor/limiter → Digidesign 003 rack → Pro Tools 10
Alexa tracking vocals through the Blue Baby Bottle.
Fun fact, that kick drum head in the background survived nearly 15 years of abuse by way of Travis Tatman and friends. Now it’s a wall ornament with fun stickers.
The signal is routed from a Focusrite Preamp to a 1970’s era dbx 160x to control dynamics, but we usually keep the ratio and attack settings low while tracking to avoid over compressing the signal.
Solid little setup. The Presonus D8 Preamp sounds great on drums, and adds an extra 8 XLR inputs to your signal chain when connected via digital fiber optic cable.
Working with Alexa has been a lot of fun. She’s got great material and really has a handle on her musical style. Excited to post some crunchy new jams very soon!!! Until then, keep it funky. – TT