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Microphone Choice and Placement Secrets for Recording | Shure Blog

Microphone Choice and Placement Secrets for Recording | Shure Blog | Microphone Recording Techniques | Scoop.it
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Darrin Jolly's insight:

This article really caught my attention since it is strictly on the use of Shure Microphones.  I have been a huge Shure fan from the workhorse SM57 to the old school cheap 10A.  I love these microphones yet not to my surprise they share the same basic guidelines to mic’ing in this article.  Shure touches a little more on Dynamic, Condenser and Ribbon characteristics to finding the sweet spot, which was nice.

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Justyn Magarotto's curator insight, January 23, 2014 12:55 AM

This article delves into the microphone issue of which is best for any given situation. First it talks about the placement of the mic and where it will best suit for which session setting you are in. It does not give any information on a universal mic which could mean that they do not believe one is around today. Maybe one that can do multiple recording setting but not all. This is a great source for industries because it tells you what is great for what setting to record with.

Leon Edwards's curator insight, September 13, 2015 1:21 PM

Where your microphone is placed has a lot to do with the sound it produces. Mic placement is something that can alter the sound of your music. Background noise should be eliminated through proper placement and sound proofing.

Austin Lowry's curator insight, January 12, 7:32 PM

This Scoop is very informative. It provides information on how to place microphones on a guitar amp and what kind of microphones to use when recording certain instruments.

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Mid-Side (MS) Mic Recording Basics - Blog - Universal Audio

Mid-Side (MS) Mic Recording Basics - Blog - Universal Audio | Microphone Recording Techniques | Scoop.it
When most people think of stereo recording, the first thing that comes to mind is a matched pair of microphones, arranged in a coincident (XY) pattern. But while XY microphone recording is the most obvious method, it's not the only game in town.
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I like this article because it is more on the technical aspect of microphones and how to imply these technical aspect to what your trying to capture.  I use a lot of Universal Audio gear and find this to be very creditable.

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Tyre Henderson's curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:16 PM

It's not uncommon for musicians to be intimidated by the complexity of MS recording, and I've watched more than one person's eyes glaze over at an explanation of it. But at its most basic, the MS recording technique is actually not all that complicated.

Austin Lowry's curator insight, January 12, 8:16 PM

This article really helped give me an idea how much mic positioning matters when recording. There is a particular pattern called "XY" pattern that is a well known technique in the industry. I really liked this article for its in depth information.

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- Recording the Acoustic Guitar : Recording Magazine -

- Recording the Acoustic Guitar : Recording Magazine - | Microphone Recording Techniques | Scoop.it
Recording Magazine: The magazine for the recording musician. Learn how to make better recordings, read reviews of the latest products, get your songs critiqued and more from recordingmag.com
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I really like this article because it simply focuses on recording the acoustic guitar.  I remember when I first started recording acoustic guitar in my bedroom I would lay down this 20 dollar microphone on my desk and then pull my chair up really close to it to capture the sound resonating off my guitar and thought that’s just how it was done.  Well I know that now to be extremely far from the truth.  Just touching on the basics of microphone placement to capture acoustic sound in the article shows the extreme vastness of techniques involved.

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Austin Lowry's curator insight, January 12, 8:37 PM

Even though it is centered around one instrument, This should be read by anyone looking to record music as a career. The amount of acoustic artists and artists that require acoustic treatment is at an all time high and this is very important knowledge to have to record live sound. 

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Guitar Amp Recording

Guitar Amp Recording | Microphone Recording Techniques | Scoop.it
In our quest for the ultimate electric guitar sound, SOS tested favourite recording techniques from over 40 top-flight producers and engineers. Hear for yourself the results that amazed us.
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Taking it even further, looking into the microphone placement on guitar amps is another realm that this topic dives into.  This article talks about certain aspects such as obtaining the best sound you can right from the amp as well as using multi-amp sounds to achieve the coloration you are looking for. 

 

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Tyre Henderson's curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:18 PM

Taking it even further, looking into the microphone placement on guitar amps is another realm that this topic dives into.

Austin Lowry's curator insight, January 12, 7:43 PM

This article is a must-read for anybody looking to record guitar in the future. It is very interesting how just a fraction of an inch of moving the mic can effect the sound of a guitar so much.

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Audix BP7 Pro

Audix BP7 Pro | Microphone Recording Techniques | Scoop.it
Most mic bundles economise on their included models, but Audix’s BandPack series features some of their leading designs.
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I found this article interesting because it isn't necessarily about microphone placement yet touches on the specs and most interesting the microphone trials.  This goes hand in hand with the Microphone Recording Techniques topic because as I said initially this gives you guidelines to what the initial engineers have found these microphones useful for recording and what they have found them not useful for.

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Recording: A Guide To MIcrophone Techniques For Studio Recording - Pro Sound Web

Recording: A Guide To MIcrophone Techniques For Studio Recording - Pro Sound Web | Microphone Recording Techniques | Scoop.it
You can use nearly any mic or placement on any instrument if it sounds good (to you), but consider this guide a starting point
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Recording techniques should be taken as guidelines and not law.  To find exactly what will work for your certain end statement is going to be completely up to you in the end.  The "Pro" to this topic is that engineers have narrowed down great places to start for a certain end result you may be looking to achieve.  The "Con" to this is that the guidelines previous engineers have shared may actually be the poison keeping you from your desired end result.  I love this topic on recording techniques because it has the double-edged sword characteristic.  Just because it is recommended or worked for one engineer doesn't mean it will work for you.

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Tyre Henderson's curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:11 PM

DIfferent mics and micrphone techniques bring forth different sounds. Knowing the correct techniques can insure that you get great vocal sounds when recording 

Austin Lowry's curator insight, January 12, 8:47 PM

This is a great article to read if you are just starting to get into recording music. This article provides the types of microphones and their purposes when being used. It even briefly describes situations that may happen in the studio along with solutions to deal with them.