Placid Audio

Vocal Mic Shootout by Alex Fulton

Mic Shootout

Here’s a vocal setup with the Placid Audio Copperphone, Peluso U47, and Shure SM7B. This has been my go to arsenal for vocals lately. I shoot out a number of mics for each new project to find the best match for the vocalist and the song, but this month almost everything has ended up on one of these three.

In this session I tracked a lot of vocals through all three at the same time and then used takes from each mic for different sections. Fun idea in theory, but it left me with a ton of extra files. I wouldn’t recommend it. A reminder to make creative decisions and commit to them!