Join Bill Gibson for an in-depth discussion in this video Acoustic control, part of Microphone Techniques: Essentials.
- [Instructor] Room acoustics play an undeniably … crucial role in the sound that you capture … through any microphone. … Commercial studios typically have great-sounding rooms … and they're also well-equipped to adapt those rooms … to shape the sound of the microphone … through the use of absorption, diffusion, baffles, … and other free-standing acoustical control tools. … To enjoy recording at home, … you'll need to address some natural acoustical problems … with the same types of tools that are used … by commercial studios. … Small rooms are different to record in … because the reflections are close and strong, … and the way that they combine with the source of the mic … is very destructive to the recorded sound. … The home studio, however, can be made to work quite well … for most recording tasks … through the intelligent use of absorption and diffusion. … I know this is a course on microphones, … so why the big emphasis on acoustics? … If you haven't already figured it out on your own, …
- Wireless mics
- Handling noise
- Operating principles
- Shaping the pickup pattern
- Operating condenser
- Using high-pass filters
- Evaluating mics and mic specs
Skill Level Beginner
Video Production: Location Audio Recordingwith Anthony Q. Artis1h 23m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Videowith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
1. Microphone Fundamentals
2. Operating Principles
3. Understanding Mic Specs
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