How to Set up a Talkback Mic for Audio Recording


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Setting up a talkback mic

Constant communication between the engineer, producer, and musicians is crucial to a smooth running session. In this video, we'll look at setting up a dedicated talkback mic so you can always hear exactly what's happening on the other side of the glass. Before tracking, it's important to put at least one talkback mic as close to the middle of the tracking room as possible. This is so that you can hear the musicians talking to you between takes. The type of mic doesn't matter, but it's best if it's set on omni if it's set up in the middle of the studio. While you can hear the players talk over the open mics that are miking the instruments, especially the drum mics, it's usually not loud enough to really hear.

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Setting up a talkback mic
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Setting up a talkback mic provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Recording Techniques

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