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Re: Library Of Microphone Positions

Postby John Willett » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:25 pm

Luke_H wrote:I'm just a beginner and I'd love to experiment with different ways of recording. This really helps me figure out what works best for me without wasting my time.

It may help, but it's more important to use your ears and listen to the instrument with your ears before placing microphones.

The best position will change with the instrument and the room so, although this is an excellent resource, it's more important to listen.
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Re: Library Of Microphone Positions

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:47 pm

John Willett wrote:It may help, but it's more important to use your ears and listen to the instrument with your ears before placing microphones.

Very true -- and that's where I think this resource is so helpful because it makes it very obvious just how much the sound can change with different mic positions (and mic types in many cases). Hopefully, people will be encouraged to experiment for themselves, having taken some clues on a likely starting point...

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Re: Library Of Microphone Positions

Postby BobTheDog » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:44 pm

This new website/forum must be good as I have never seen this thread before and was just thinking of different mic positions for guitar amps.

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Re: Library Of Microphone Positions

Postby awjoe » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:01 am

I think it was a sticky before, so it didn't get noticed because, as we all know, nobody ever notices stickies. ;)
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Re: Library Of Microphone Positions

Postby Watchmaker » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:03 pm

Thank you Mike for making such high quality reference material available to us.
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Re: Library Of Microphone Positions

Postby playguitarnotes » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:25 am

You rock Mike wish i found this site before such great info
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Re: Library Of Microphone Positions

Postby Ryan R. » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:32 pm

Great work! I will be sharing this!
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Harp recording techniques

Postby SAM CA » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:32 pm

Hello everybody....

For some reason there isn't that much info about recording Harp. Maybe it's just because there aren't too many Harpists around. Does anybody know of an interesting source for this particular instrument?

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Re: Harp recording techniques

Postby John Willett » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:29 pm

SAM CA wrote:Hello everybody....

For some reason there isn't that much info about recording Harp. Maybe it's just because there aren't too many Harpists around. Does anybody know of an interesting source for this particular instrument?

By "harp", do you mean a harp or harmonica?
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Re: Library Of Microphone Positions

Postby blinddrew » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:03 pm

Isn't Bob Bickerton of this parish a harpist as well as being a recording man?
Or have I mis-remembered that. Apologies if I have Bob.
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Re: Harp recording techniques

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:50 am

John Willett wrote:
SAM CA wrote:Hello everybody....

For some reason there isn't that much info about recording Harp. Maybe it's just because there aren't too many Harpists around. Does anybody know of an interesting source for this particular instrument?

By "harp", do you mean a harp or harmonica?

SOS has covered both instruments over the years - here you go!

Harp: http://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/ ... p-location

Harmonica: http://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/ ... recordings

Hope they prove useful to the OP! :thumbup:


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