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Mic placements article with audio samples

I found this today. Thought I'd share.

Even if it's for guitars, the techniques still apply for other instruments


Reverend Lucas Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:34

Thanks for the heads up on the good article.

It mentions in the article that M/S is hated by some. I see M/S as a useful option with the added benefit of being able to control stereo width. I'm curious, does anyone here hate M/S?

I thought the vertical spaced pair was interesting, too. I haven't used this technique, and didn't care much for it in the example. Has anyone had any good results with it?

Davedog Mon, 09/08/2014 - 18:24

I'm a spaced pair, XY, and vertical spaced pair kinda guy on the acoustic. I will use an over-the-shoulder room spot mic with the spaced pair if I want a bigger body sound of the guitar. I also use single mics a lot. The most telling part of this video was just how good the Audix i5 sounded as a quick and dirty mic. I could use that in most productions.

One thing I find very compelling for single mic applications on acoustic is you really get deep into mic selection and preamp selection. It teaches a lot about the sound delivery of particular acoustic guitars.