Is a dynamic mic better for capturing vocals that sound more upfront?
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:51 am
Is it true that if you record vocals with a dynamic mis, you can have the singer closer to the mic and get a more "in-your-face" sound?
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Sam Spoons wrote:That said it is common in the studio to use dynamics (Shure SM7B or SM58) much closer than you might use a U87 or other LDC.
armans wrote:Is it true that if you record vocals with a dynamic mis, you can have the singer closer to the mic and get a more "in-your-face" sound?
Sam Spoons wrote:I get that but isn't that is a factor in the specific mic design (i.e. designed for close up, usually, stage or broadcast use) rather than because they are dynamic as opposed to capacitor?
Maybe my choice of examples could have been better, say between an M201 and a KM185...
Hugh Robjohns wrote:
... because they have very effective pop-screens built in, and a reduced bass response which is corrected by the proximity effect.
Don't try that with a ribbon mic! :D
Jokes apart, "more in your face".. not particularly, I'd say. Not sure of what exactly you put in the term, but if you mean appearing nearer to the listener,