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Micing approach - Jools Holland new LP

Postby Madman_Greg » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:13 am

Can I ask what are the benefits of using the micing approach in this video

And how you might deal with phase issues

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Re: Micing approach - Jools Holland new LP

Postby Jonnypopisical » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:02 am

I think it would have been just an option to choose either mic - not a blend of them both.

The lower mic gives the singer something to aim into - I'd think they would have used the other mic

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Re: Micing approach - Jools Holland new LP

Postby Freuman » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:24 am

Loud parts U87, quiet parts SM7b.
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Re: Micing approach - Jools Holland new LP

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:28 am

It's very unlikely they'd be mixed together because of the phase issues you mention. So they are either using different mics for different parts of the song to get different characters (loud/soft maybe), or they were recording both mics becuase they couldn't decide which worked best and wanted options at mixdown.

It's not an unusual technique -- when I recorded the vocalists for the Selwyn jazz band in this month's issue I rigged and recorded the outputs of two mics simultaneously to give me mixing options.

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Re: Micing approach - Jools Holland new LP

Postby Fran Guidry » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:36 pm

Freuman wrote:Loud parts U87, quiet parts SM7b.

My first thought was just the opposite, but then looking at the distances involved ...

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