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As anyone who’s done even a little bit of recording with a microphone should know, moving the microphone in relation to the source you’re capturing can make a great deal of difference to the sound. The traditional method has always been to place your mic about the source — be that an instrument, singer, amp or whatever — then listen, then adjust the placement to taste. If you have someone to assist, this can be quite straightforward; you direct them in moving the mic whilst listening to the sound over your monitors in the control room. If you’re flying solo, though, it can quickly become tedious — you either have to keep walking between rooms making small adjustments (which can suck the life out of a session, and potentially lead you to make do with an OK sound instead of a great one), or to attempt to separate the sound you’re hearing over headphones from the sound in the room, which is always going to be a compromise.
As trying as all that may sound, getting the sound right at source in this way is an...
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