Micing technique question??

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Micing technique question??

Postby zozoe29 on Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:15 am

When I record my friends band in small clubs, and I lug down my CD burner that has 2- 1/4" mic inputs, I habitually stick the mics on separate mics stands 10-15 ft apart, high up so as to not get too much talk,,,,,BUT I wanted to try the method by where I have two like mics taped together in an 'X' pattern, and position myself in the center of things. Is it that easy, or is there some hidden technique or trick? Thanks, Kenny
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Re: Micing technique question??

Postby plexi on Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:11 am

Better to put them separated further back to catch both he full spectrum of the band and or also the ambience of the room if there is a good sound from it.



Otherwise, take a set of Microphones, OMNI preferably, put a pillow between them, point the mics 45 degrees towards the outer edges from what ever vantage point you deem best. They will emulate your ears just as you hear it with the pillow acting like the mass of your head. See phtos
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Re: Micing technique question??

Postby Quig on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:13 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORTF_stereo_technique

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microphone_practice

It all depends on the room, the music, and what mics you got access to. I strongly suggest you take the time to experiment and try various types of recording setup - it's the best way to learn.Good luck! :thumbsup:
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