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Need advice on this record done with some condenser mic...

Postby AMusicPlayerPlus » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:26 pm

Hi,

Need advice on this record.

https://bit.ly/38I5GrC

It's done using condenser mic Tascam TM-80, sound card Tascam US-144.

You can listen to here sort of pressure, the voice sounds not natural, like it was placed in a tin can...

What is your opinion, what is the root cause of such recording quality?

1) reflection from the walls
2) not good microphone
3) some wrong settings
4) ???

Thanks
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Re: Need advice on this record done with some condenser mic...

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:01 pm

AMusicPlayerPlus wrote:What is your opinion, what is the root cause of such recording quality?

1) reflection from the walls

Definitely option 1.
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Re: Need advice on this record done with some condenser mic...

Postby AMusicPlayerPlus » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:11 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Need advice on this record done with some condenser mic...

Postby AMusicPlayerPlus » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:18 pm

Which plane is more affected by reflection?

1.floors?
2.ceilings?
3.walls?
4.stretch ceiling?
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Re: Need advice on this record done with some condenser mic...

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:45 pm

It depends on the microphone's polar pattern and it's orientation.

In general, assuming a horizontal cardioid pattern mic, it is the wall behind the vocalist that causes most problems, followed by the side walls, floor and ceiling. Placing some acoustically absorbent materials in front of these surfaces will make a very significant improvement.
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Re: Need advice on this record done with some condenser mic...

Postby AMusicPlayerPlus » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:52 pm

Thank you!!
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Re: Need advice on this record done with some condenser mic...

Postby CS70 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:26 pm

Have a read at my post at https://www.theaudioblog.org/post/how-d ... eated-room

The technique presented there has been discussed so often in SOS and the forum (where I did learn it in the first place) that some time ago I made a post on purpose to avoid re-writing the same story every time the question arises. :)
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Re: Need advice on this record done with some condenser mic...

Postby AMusicPlayerPlus » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:36 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Need advice on this record done with some condenser mic...

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:34 pm

And if you haven't got a spare stand, just drape it over your head and mic stand like a pointy tent. Looks and feels ridiculous, sounds superb.
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