By Bill A. Gibson

ISBN-10: 1931140278

ISBN-13: 9781931140270

Professional-sounding recordings begin with an exceptional sound resource, trained microphone choice and perfect approach. for those who do not make reliable microphone offerings, you are going to continuously struggle to get a good sound. learn the way the 3 most typical microphone designs paintings and the way to take advantage of them. become aware of which microphones are advised for various tools and voices and listen to why at the accompanying audio CD. a wise selection at this important element offers sound that is effortless to mixture and combine. supply your recordings an opportunity and research nice microphone options.

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Listen as I blend the two mics for a good even mono sound, then pan the two mics slowly apart for a wider stereo image. Two Condenser Mics From About Eight Inches There are several options for mic placement when miking the grand piano. The mics can either both be placed by the hammers, or they can be positioned with one mic over the treble strings by the hammers and the other over the bass strings, about halfway toward the far end of the piano. inches behind the hammers: one aimed toward the high notes and one aimed toward the low notes.

The room sound is all-important to this vocal-recording approach, and it's common for the best classical singers to travel anywhere in the world to sing a piece of music in the concert hall that they feel is best for the music. Even for commercial pop styles, you should be willing to experiment with different uses of ambience. Mainly, take care that you don't include so much ambience that the vocal loses the close intimacy that sounds good on a lot of popular music. InstantPro Series Wind Screen A wind screen is used in the studio to keep abundant air, caused by hard enunciation, from creating loud pops as the microphone capsule is overworked.

In an outdoor application, the wind screen is also used to shield the capsule from wind. Most vocal recordings require the use of a wind screen, also called a pop filter. When a singer pronounces words containing hard consonants, like "p" and "b," there's a lot of air hitting the mic capsule at once. When the air from these hard consonants, called plosives, hits the mic capsule, it can actually bottom out the capsule diaphragm. In other words, this "pop" can be the physical sound of the microphone diaphragm actually hitting the end of its normal travel range.

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