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10 POINTS ON CLOSE MIKING FOR LIVE PERFORMANCES

Close-miking is the term we use when we place a microphone close to the sound source, for instance, a musical instrument.

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10 POINTS ON MICROPHONES FOR SECURITY

Eyes have blind angles – ears don’t. Sound can carry a lot of “hidden” information not necessarily found in images or video. Voice and language, vehicle characteristics, timing, direction, distance information, etc. 

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10 POINTS ON CLOSE MIKING FOR LIVE PERFORMANCES

Close-miking is the term we use when we place a microphone close to the sound source, for instance, a musical instrument. However, there is more to it than that.

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HOW TO MOUNT THE d:vote™ INSTRUMENT MICROPHONE ON VARIOUS INSTRUMENTS

A visual guide to mounting the d:vote™ Instrument Microphone on various instruments.

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ADAPTERS FOR WIRELESS FOR MICROPHONES WITH MICRODOT TERMINATION

Using an adapter for wireless, our microphones with MicroDot termination are compatible with the professional wireless systems listed here.

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10 POINTS ON MICROPHONES IN INSTALLED SYSTEMS

Permanently installed microphone systems apply to spaces where speech needs amplification. The perfect system should be natural sounding and provide high speech intelligibility. There are many contributing factors to great installed sound systems – including the microphone, room acoustics and background noise.

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HOW TO MIC A BASS DRUM

If the bass drum has a hole in the front skin, this placement is the shortcut to controlled bass drum capture. For this application, try placing a d:dicate™ 2011C Compact Cardioid Microphone in or by the opening and experiment a bit with positioning, angling and distance. This will yield optimum results.

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HOW TO MIC A HI-HAT

To avoid the airflow when the cymbals are closed, try placing a cardioid microphone like the d:dicate™ 4011A, 4011C, 2011A or 2011C slightly above the cymbals (10 to 15 cm) pointing at the middle.

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HOW TO MIC TOM-TOMS

The toms can be miked in the same way as the snare, but toms can have different roles in different music styles and some considerations and genre aesthetics are appropriate.

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HOW TO MIC A SNARE DRUM

As with brass, a drumkit can produce very high peak sound levels. Levels in excess of 120 dB at a distance of one meter and at a few cm from a drum or cymbal head 140 dB or more are not unusual.

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STEREO & MULTICHANNEL TECHNIQUES

PRINCIPLES OF THE BAFFLED STEREO TECHNIQUE

Baffled stereo is a generic term for a lot of different stereo techniques using an acoustic baffle to enhance the channel separation of the stereo signals.

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TESTING MICS AGAINST WIND NOISE

This article presents how handheld microphones are tested against wind noise. It highlights the difference in performance between pressure and pressure gradient mics in windy situations.

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HOW TO MIC THE VOICE - TECHNOLOGY AND CHARACTERISTICS

Voice is probably the most recognizable sound source of all and we can easily detect whether it sounds authentic or not. It will certainly need a good microphone and playback chain to sound similar to what we hear.

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