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We do not want any unintended distortion in our recording chain. Unfortunately, there is usually some form of distortion present although it is below the threshold of audibility.
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.
A drum kit is a focus piece in many musical performances. Unfortunately it can be difficult to mic optimally because of its size and complexity. Each individual element of the kit has its own unique sound to capture. If you want to get the most out of your drum kit you need to pick the right type of mics! Jump to: How to mic a snare drum How to mic a bass drum How to mic hi-hat and cymbals How to mic tom-toms How to mic a drum kit
A visual guide to mounting the d:vote™ Instrument Microphone on various instruments.
d:mension™ 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone is a plug and play solution for 5.1 capture. It employs five miniature pressure transducers with interference tubes and acoustic baffles.
How can Acoustic Pressure Equalizers can increase the directivity of a pressure microphone, providing a mid/high-range boost? You will learn about the application of acoustic modification (acoustic pressure equalizers and grids) and the purpose of doing so.
Using an adapter for wireless, our microphones with MicroDot termination are compatible with the professional wireless systems listed here.
Usually, a lot of bleed from the rest of the drum kit is also picked up at the hi-hat position so microphone choice and placement is crucial.
The tom-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.
Steel drums or steel pans are instruments with a very wide tonal range from bass to soprano, and a tonal quality with lots of complex harmonics. This is all best captured from a little distance with a good central stereo pair.
Close- or spot-miking an oboe is very similar to that of the soprano saxophone, bassoon and clarinet: Aim the mic at the fingering holes, 1/3 of the length up from the bell, at a distance of 15-20 cm.
The harp, like the grand piano, is a challenging instrument to record. Its sound field is complex and can only truthfully be picked up if you are at least 2 to 3 meters away from the instrument.
One overhead microphone is able to pick up the impressive timbre and dynamics of the chinese harp. Using a pair of overheads tends to reproduce the instrument with too wide an image.
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