mic placement

  1. pcrecord

    Mic placement : your first EQ (video)

    Hi my friends, I've put up a new video which I think may benifit RO members. Let me know what you think of the sound and the production in general. (Trying to get better!) ;) Don't miss the electric distorted guitar on which mic placement has the biggest impact.
  2. audiokid

    Recording Acoustic Guitar Youtube Examples

    Completely different everything however in general, which of these examples do you prefer and why? 1 2
  3. Isaac Adni

    Recording without a mic stand

    Tomorrow, I'm recording someone playing acoustic guitar, and I may not have access to a mic stand. Can I just hold the mic? I know my hand will get tired, but it's a really simple part for a four minute song that I need to record. Btw I'm using a Rode NT2-a tomorrow (not mine, I'm borrowing it).
  4. DogsoverLava

    Two mics, different types different distances from guitar... how to check and avoid phase issues?

    Been experimenting with using two mics on my acoustic - an SM57 (dynamic), and a single RODE M5 (a condenser). I generally blend these (with the 57 doing most of the work) but the RODE still contributing. The 57 is generally up pretty close -anywhere from 8 to 12 inches, and the Rode is about...
  5. Kim Dela Cruz

    HELP! Best Mic Placement for an Acoustic Guitar

    Hi everyone, I'm new into recording stuff and for now I'm trying to record an acoustic guitar, though I find it hard to find the best placement of the microphone on it. I'm a using a condenser mic (Audio Technica AT2020). I saw Acoustic Sessions/Cover videos of artists on youtube that has some...
  6. J

    mic placement for recording an orchestra

    I am planning on recording a school orchestra recital and need some help deciding on a microphone setup. I've done live sound for decades, but have done practically nothing relating to orchestral recordings. I also have a limited selection of microphones to choose from. The end result will be...
  7. N

    Mic placement on a Cocktail set kick drum?

    I have a cocktail drum kit, with a tall, 15" barrel drum that stands upright and serves both as the kick and the floor tom. It has small air holes, but no mic port. The kit sounds great, and I can get a solid one-mic recording from it without problems. But I need to do some multi-mic setups, and...
  8. pcrecord

    Another mic placement article I found for drums (with samples

    [="http://recordinghacks.com/2010/04/03/drum-overhead-microphone-technique-comparison/"]http://recordinghacks.com/2010/04/03/drum-overhead-microphone-technique-comparison/[/] It fun to have an audio reference to what a technic can sound like before you start testing it. ;)
  9. pcrecord

    Mic placements article with audio samples

    I found this today. Thought I'd share. https://www.cakewalk.com/Support/Knowledge-Base/2007013311/10-Microphone-Placement-Techniques-for-Acoustic-Guitar Even if it's for guitars, the techniques still apply for other instruments
  10. N

    need help with unusual mic placement on a grand

    I work for a church, we're not recording but it does have to go into the board and sound good for services. My boss got 2- Crown PCC 160 Supercardioid Condenser Boundary Mics and wants them installed in our grand piano. The catch is he doesn't want them under the lid b/c cables were getting...
  11. G

    mic placement for orchestral band/chorus

    Hi all-newbie here with a question. My daughter's HS marching band also performs orchestral music (upper college and sometimes professional level pieces) at a local church sanctuary which is huge-seats about 3000. Next month the chorus will be doing the show along with the band. So I'm looking...
  12. H

    Mic Placement

    I was using this mic in a classroom. No carpet. Mic was about 4.5 feet from the bell of the trumpet. ADK Vienna Edition Cardioid True Condenser Microphone It was recorded on a macbook/DP6/Apogee Duet. I used a small amount of EQ and added a little bit (5%) reverb from the ProVerb on DP6...
  13. A

    Mic? Mic Placement?

    ok guys i have yet another question about john mayer ok i just want to now if anyone could possibly tell me what type of mic he may be using for his guitar in this.. i mean u dont have to say the name of the mic..(unless you want to )u can just tell me whether you think it responds well to...
  14. M

    Dynamic Mic Placement

    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?
  15. X

    guitar mic placement

    If I have a 4x12 guitar cab in a small very dead vocal-booth type room, I know I will need the standard sm57 on the sweet-spot of the cab speaker, but would putting a condenser at a farther distance and getting the phase right make any difference to the sound?
  16. G

    Mic placement for saxophones

    I seem to get the best recorded saxophone sound by placing the microphone in line with the bell about a foot or two away. The lowest note on the saxophone always overloads the mic, however. I can help alleviate the problem by riding the fader, but I'd rather not. If I move the mic to the...
  17. S

    Mic placements for acoustic guitar recording

    Hello I am not very experienced with recording techniques - I am a composer and bassist, but have a new gig writing tracks for radio beds. I want to record an acoustic guitar part, but could use some tips on mic placement. I don't have fantastic equipment, but I think they are decent...
  18. P


    My Band (electric guitar, electric bass, Keys, accoustic drums) Began recording our sessions. We plan on getting a legit album recorded in 6 mo to a year. In the meantime we would like to hear back our bi-weekly sessions for practice purposes only. We already own a sony mindisc portable...
  19. mark_van_j

    All about room mic placement?

    Seriously, I've seen countless articles on proper drum micing and different techniques, but I feel room mic placement just gets a brief mention most of the time. I'm lost. I have yet to record a decent room mic track. Most of the time it has an ugly sound (like a gated reverb) or full of...
  20. A

    Room acoustics, instrument placement and mic placement.

    Hello, I'm going to record some jazz stuff(hard bop, ala Horace Silver and Bill Evans). I have Old German Baby Grand Piano(in good condition). Bass player with 3/4 size double bass(standard) Drummer with 4 piece kit and 4 trad. jazz cymbals (ride, crash, hihats and...