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Dynamic Mic Placement

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by mannyr, May 21, 2009.

  1. mannyr

    mannyr Active Member

    Hi, I was just wondering real quick, where should the dynamic mic be placed in relation to the mouth if you want it to pick up higher frequencies?
  2. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Wow, I can't believe I missed this thread. I usually jump all over this $*^t :D

    Above the mouth, facing down at the mouth, is supposedly supposed to get those nasal higher frequencies. I've never used it myself. I get the best HF response singing directly into the mic. Maybe an inch or more away if you don't want the prox effect to kick in.

    Then again, there's always EQ?
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I always though the rule with vocal dynamics is mic angled up toward the mouth just under or level with the top lip so that the vocalist is singing across the mic and not "into" it. Distance I think is just a matter of back up till it doesn't clip. Usually between 4-6"

    With such a small area to ideally place the mic, I don't think you can really play with the angle too much and I doubt there would be any real difference unless you are drastically changing the angle like singing into the side of the mic. I don't know why anyone would want to do that though.
  4. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you are probably right, I think I was thinking about condensers.

    There's a gain knob for that?
  5. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    There's also a mute button for when the Courtney Love wannabe tries to point the mic at the main stacks. Try controlling a singer. I dare ya. Of course judicious use of P48 with a special cable can help matters.......
  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    From my experience, there's all kinds of knobs in the studio........on both sides of the glass.

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