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silly mic placement question

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14 years 8 months
can anyone hear attest to the difference between hanging a mic upsde down in a boom (as in most reCDing studios) or having it right side up? i've been doing the latter for years and just now thought of this.

sean quinn


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19 years 11 months

Davedog Wed, 04/04/2007 - 16:54
I always mount my mic up sideways just like my coldbluesteel....

The ONLY reason to mount a mic upside down is the heat from the tubes....if its a tube mic.

There is no difference in sound unless it tends to make you sing the lyrics backwards.......

Personally, theres something way cool about my U87 upsidedown in its $300 suspension in a darkened room with just a little pinpoint of light on the lyrics.....


I use three...the first verse on one sheet...the second verse on one sheet and the chorus on one sheet..............IN BIG LETTERS.

Besides. The bounce you get off of those nice big Manhasset stands is golden....

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15 years 4 months

natural Thu, 04/05/2007 - 12:35
ergonomics mostly.
Upside down does keep the field of vision more open to see the music stand.
Less chance of bumping the mic if you reach for the music stand, or try to scratch your nose etc.
A little less head ducking for those walking through the studio.

On the other hand, if the singer is wearing a baseball cap, or cowboy hat....

Sometimes you just can't win.