Join Bill Gibson for an in-depth discussion in this video The proximity effect, part of Microphone Techniques: Essentials.
- [Narrator] The proximity effect says that … if you get closer to a microphone there's more bass content … and as you move farther away from the microphone … there's less bass content. … Some microphones are very, very prone to problematic … proximity effect. … With other microphones it's not so much of an issue. … Most of the proximity effect has to do … with the polar pattern. … Omnidirectional microphones don't suffer from the … proximity effect. … With a cardioid microphone the proximity effect … becomes an issue. … And with a bidirectional microphone the proximity effect … is at its max. … As long as we know those differences we can compensate … with our mic technique. … As we go through these different microphones … I'll be mentioning how the proximity effect … comes into play. … You can even tell with this microphone that I'm using … right now, if I move in really, really close … there's more bass content. … If I move farther away there's less bass content. … So the trick is to find a happy balance …
- 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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