Re: selecting a microphone (and then straying off topic)

Subject: Re: selecting a microphone (and then straying off topic)
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:20:08 -0500

Microphone technique is also critical. If the microphone is too close to
your mouth, your breathing will mess up the sound, anbdebrythng
wllsoundlkethis. If voices or music are too far from the mike, or if the
room has nothing but bare walls, the result will be indistinct, or
perhaps sound like you are in a barrel. If there is ambient noise,
you'll pick that up unless your mike is directional.

Oh, and if you're recording an upright piano, the mike must be behind
the piano, about two feet away, toward the treble end.

If you give a hand-held microphone to a good public speaker who has
always relied on his Theatrical Projection Voice, there is a good chance
he'll crowd into it or wave it about. A lapel mike would be far better.

Radio announcers are trained (or "highly trained" as Rush L. calls
himself) to avoid popping Ps or hissing Ss, which is one result of
crowding the mike.

Very, very side note: In radio scripts, at one time, the word announcer
was abbreviated thusly:

ANCR: Blah blah blah... and now our Star.

STAR: Good evening, genties and ladlemen, and members of the audio
radiance... blah blah...

ANCR was apparently pronounced "anchor" and now we have News Anchors.

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