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In The Studio: Mic With Your Ears, Not Your Eyes
« on: February 04, 2019, 03:32:09 pm »

In The Studio: Mic With Your Ears, Not Your Eyes
Place it where the instrument sounds best, not where the mic looks best
By Bruce A. Miller • February 4, 2019


Often, a young engineer will start to position microphones based on what they see done by others or read in a magazine.

Sometimes they experiment and move the mics to see if the sound improves, but usually once someone ends up with a mic setup they like they stop trying to improve it.

There are certain standard approaches that have been successful, but even these approaches should never be considered “etched in stone.” Always experiment, especially if it just means putting up a second mic to try a new position without moving the mic you are already happy with.

Once upon a time I had fallen into a typical routine of going with what I was told worked or what I watched the engineers I had assisted use...

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