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Recording Secrets For The Small Studio
The 'Recording Secrets' Library Of Microphone Positions:
|A||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||At eye level pointing downwards towards the instrument|
|B||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||At chin level pointing slightly downwards towards the instrument|
|C||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||At chest height pointing slightly downwards towards the instrument|
|D||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||At waist height pointing towards the instrument (and aimed directly into the instrument's bell in the case of alto, tenor, and baritone saxes)|
|E||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||Pointing upwards towards the instrument from below (and aimed directly into the instrument's bell in the case of soprano sax)|
This microphone setup used five Avantone CK1 microphones (with their cardioid capsules) to record the horizontal and vertical dispersion characteristics of the same four saxophones as in Multimic Setup 1.
(For a higher-resolution image, click here.)
|A||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||40 degrees to the player's left, pointing towards the instrument at elbow height|
|B||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||On axis to the instrument, pointing towards it at elbow height|
|C||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||40 degrees to the player's right, pointing towards the instrument at elbow height|
|D||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||Pointing downwards at the instrument from head height; all saxes miked on axis except baritone (10 degrees off-axis to the player's right)|
|E||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||On axis to the instrument, pointing upwards towards it from below|
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