Browsing Tag

microphones

Directors' Toolbox

Microphone Placement

September 30, 2010

Microphone placement?  I just put the mics in front of the performers and everything seems fine.  What more do I need to know?  Well, as outlined in the book How Recording Works from the Recording Institute of Detroit, there are a few things you should pay attention to:

Continue Reading…

Archive

Microphone Pick-Up Patterns

August 24, 2010

An important part of choosing the right microphone is considering its directionality, or pick-up pattern.  Have you ever noticed when singing or speaking into the side of a mic, rather than the front, your volume will often decrease?  That is because the front of that microphone has more pick-up capabilities than the side.

Continue Reading…