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High or low pass filter?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by MusicTeen731, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. MusicTeen731

    MusicTeen731 Guest

    Hi all,

    I've just invested in a Rode M3 mic to do some outside acoustic recording job tomorrow with a little band. I apparently have two choices - either high or low pass filters which have different effects in different scenarios!

    Which should I use based on probably two or three guys, vocals, a guitar and a box to beat with?! Completely new to all this recording stuff so all help and advice greatly appreciated!

    Thanks everyone!
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Moderator Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    I'd use the high pass first. This means everything below the arbitrary cutoff point (probably somewhere around 80hz-100hz) will be rolled off allowing the higher frequencies to "pass" on untouched.

    The low pass can be engaged in your software after the fact if you find you need to cut out the highest frequencies in post production.
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Prince George, BC
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    Exactly as TheJackAttack. I own an M3, great mic btw, and it has the HPF switch which you should use for both vocals and the guitars.
    You may need the pad for guitars.

    RĂ˜DE Microphones - M3


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