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Raising the bar

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Raising the bar We have finally released the new eBook written by Glyn Tucker. This is a very important document and it is available free as a digital download from this site. It covers the the best kept secrets regarding the recording of audio in today’s world. The most important aspects of setting up a […]

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Microphone attenuation

microphone-attenuation

Microphone attenuation Why would you want to use microphone attenuation a pad (an attenuator that reduces the signal level, usually by 10 or 20 dB)?….. Because the sound coming into the microphone is very loud and is likely to overload the mic pre-amp in the mixing console/ or external mic pre-amp, or perhaps overload the […]

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Phase cancellation between microphones

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Phase Cancellation Imagine this… you are recording an orchestra. You use the conventional setup of a basic pair of mics to cover the whole orchestra – let’s say a coincident crossed pair – supplemented by spot microphones on individual groups of instruments. A pair of ambience mics at the rear of the auditorium completes the […]

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Microphones – Dynamic or Condenser

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The principal difference among mic types is whether its transducer (the element for converting sound waves to electrical ones) is a dynamic or a condenser. A dynamic mic works sort of like a speaker in reverse: A coil of wire is mounted on a diaphragm, which sits inside a magnetic field. When the diaphragm moves […]

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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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