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Microphones Part 1: How to use your microphone for better recordings


In home studios we use microphones that are very sensitive and they can :hear: everything is front of them. The most common microphone we all use in home studio is large diaphragm microphone. It doesn’t matter if it’s condenser or dynamic microphone.

If you are just starting out, all you need is one microphone and I would suggest a large diaphragm condenser microphone. These microphones are called cardioid ,because as you can see in the diagram below ,the area where this microphone can hear everything we want to record has the shape of a heart. You have the option to record from different angle so you can have better performances of your vocals or your instruments.

HOW CAN I USE MY MICROPHONE RIGHT?

As I told you today we are talking and using a large diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone. The issue is to learn how to use your microphone right and get the most of it, so you can get better results to your recordings and why not to you mixes later? And please don’t tell me that your microphone is an inexpensive one. It really doesn’t make a difference. I ‘ll talk to you for this topic to another upcoming post.

COME CLOSER OR KEEP A DISTANCE

Microphones have the ability to capture everything is in the “listening”area as I call it. The distance between the microphone and the sound source has significant role in the performance of an instrument or vocal. For example if you want to get more bass you can come closer to the microphone either it’s your voice or your instrume