Friday, January 22, 2010

Record U: Recording Vocals and Selecting a Microphone

Gary Bromham, a writer/producer/engineer who has worked with such people as Sheryl Crowe and Graham Coxon has an article at Propellerhead Software's Record U that discuses selecting and using microphones. Of particularly interest are the examples comparing the same vocal recorded with a Shure SM58, Neumann U-87 and a Coles 4038 ribbon mic, as well as Proximity Effect and "Tube effect" samples.

Sound is often the thing videographers think about last, and probably most of the time a wireless mic is the best solution, but while you can't be dragging about a Neumann mic for most projects, it pays to spend a bit of time thinking about improving the quality of your sound.

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