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Microphone proximity effect

Proximity effect

What is the proximity effect and how can we harness it, for good; for evil? All microphones that have a cardioid polar pattern exhibit the proximity effect to some extent. As the performer comes closer to the microphone there will be a gradual bass tip-up, or increase in low frequency response. Most stage performance mic’s […]

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Recording Vocals

Recording Vocals

So, you’ve got your keyboards hooked up to your computer, fully loaded with the latest and greatest voice recording software complete with effect plug-ins galore! You are already a whiz kid on the multi-tracking software and can edit, cut and paste, and put together hot bass’n’drum tracks. So now you are ready to record your […]

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Vocal Equalization

condenser mic

The World’s Best- Kept Secret Regarding Vocal How can you get the most amazing high end “air” on your vocal tracks, without even touching the EQ? Much of the character in the voice comes from the touch of huskiness in the high end. In some singers it is subtle, and in others very obvious. (take […]

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