i am new to vocals recording and my hardware chain is
SM7B → CloudLifter CL1 → DBX286S → Audient iD4 → Audacity
i face issue in making a clean vocals. if i try to make the gain needed for sm7b (60db) . for that i cloudlifter that gives me 20db and to make for sm7b i need additional 40db.
For that if i preamp gain dbx286 at 40db a humming sound raises in my recording. might be i should not use preamp to extream level.
Hence i set back preamp to 30db and got a clean to some extent.
But if i compress the sound using dbx286 (+3db) , dbx make up the loss of gain with boosting sound (and also noise add as well). so i chose not to compress.
My voice is a bit fat voice naturally. so i chose not to enhance LF , but to make it crispy sound i thought to boost HF, which also result in adding ground level noise.
With this details, could any one please suggest me for experience to utilise the chain properly to make a good sound.