Recording Tutorial

Mic Choices & Placement

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    Mic Choices & Placement

    The sound you record in a tracking session or overdub is directly affected by your mic choices and placement.

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    Microphone Features

    Learn what mics need phantom power and explore the terms front address mic, side address mic, on-axis, and off-axis.

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    Frequency Response

    What role does frequency response play in your mic choices? Learn about polar patterns and how they affect the quality of your tracks when recording.

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    Every mic exhibits a directional response. Knowing the different patterns and how they affect your recording is key to getting a great result.

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    Proximity Effect & More

    Different microphones exhibit different characteristics based on their polar pattern and design. No two mics sound the same.

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    Voicing, Roll-off & Pad

    Some mics offer extra features that allow you to sculpt the sound, reduce the output gain, and change the sensitivity at different frequencies.

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    Mono & Stereo Placement

    Time-tested mono and stereo mic placement techniques assure proper tonal balance, excellent stereo picture, and phase coherence.

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    Boundary Mics & Others

    Specialty microphones include speakers rewired as mics, boundary microphones originally developed for sound reinforcement, and more.

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    A recap of some of the important concepts taught in the Mic Choices & Placement course.

Product Overview

Asking the right questions about your microphones before the talent arrives is what separates a great recording from a good one. When is it better to use a dynamic mic instead of a condenser? How do you place each mic and which is the best polar pattern for each application? You will find the answers to these questions and more as we progress through this course.

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Mic Choices & Placement is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very basic and very good This is a basic but very good introduction to the world of microphones and recording techniques.
Date published: 2021-06-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent starting point Every recording begins with Microphones. It is so important to know the details and technicalities of microphones used in many situations and environments.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Very thin A lot of vignette fillers for something that could have been presented in a mere 10 min movie. No sound examples that explain points, no deep experiences or knowledge, nothing that one couldn't find for free and in more depth in wikipedia. Very thin contentwise.
Date published: 2016-09-20
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