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Mic Choices & Placement

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    Mic Choices & Placement (1:11)


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    Microphone Features (1:49)


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    Frequency Response (0:38)


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    Directionality (2:48)


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    Proximity Effect & More (1:02)


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    Voicing, Roll-off & Pad (1:33)


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    Mono & Stereo Placement (4:55)


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    Boundary Mics & Others (1:23)


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    Summary (1:20)


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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Howie
Submitted 2 years ago

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.

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Pelle
Submitted 2 years ago

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.

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Kevin Becka has been a recording engineer for over twenty-five years, working with the top names in music including Kenny G., Quincy Jones, Michael Bolton, George Benson, George Lynch, and more. An experienced educator, Kevin is currently the co-director and instructor at the Blackbird Academy in Nashville. He has also taught advanced recording at Belmont University, taught surround recording and lectured at the Danish Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was director of education and instructor at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences for ten years. Kevin is also an audio journalist who has worked as the editor of Pro Audio Review and Audio Media USA magazines. Since 2003, Kevin has been the technical editor of the industry-leading Mix magazine where he writes features, product reviews, and a monthly column. Kevin is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the Country Music Association (CMA), and is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

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Mic Choices & Placement is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 2 .
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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