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Microphone Placement (S2, E3)

March 15, 2023 Mike Adams Season 2 Episode 3
The Audacity Channel
Microphone Placement (S2, E3)
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Let's talk next about good microphone placement. Depending on the conditioning of our recording room and the type of microphone we're using, where we place our microphone can have an impact on the quality of our initial audio. For example, audio reflections tend to converge at or near the center of a room, especially in a poorly treated space or an untreated space. Bass tones like to hang out in the corners of a room and those reflections can get back into our mic and become a problem. So let's take a few minutes and talk about it.

Here's a look at where we've been and where we're going in this season of The Audacity Channel podcast:

  • Episode 1: Recording Room Preparation
  • Episode 2: Microphone Types
  • Episode 3: Microphone Placement (This Episode)
  • Episode 4: Microphone Technique
  • Episode 5: My Recording Hardware Chain
  • Episode 6: Audio Quality: Hitting the Mark for Excellent Audio
  • Episode 7: Editing Multi-Track Projects in Audacity
  • Episode 8: Adding Realtime Effects in Audacity
  • Episode 9: How To Set The Correct LUFS Level
  • Episode 10: Exporting Our Audacity Project as an MP3

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