What Are Microphone Pickup Patterns

What Are Microphone Pickup Patterns

Manufactures of microphones have developed several pickup patterns that are specifically designed for their intended use, so the following is brief description of what they’re called and what they do. Cardioid pattern: The cardioid pattern is best for general live...
Why Use A Shock Mount?

Why Use A Shock Mount?

Using a Shock Mount (cradle) as opposed to a clip? A very important part of the recording process is minimising the many many little problematic things that add up to just an average or bad result. One such important thing is the isolation of the recording microphone...
Why Use Quality Monitor Stands?

Why Use Quality Monitor Stands?

Well you don’t have to use them but it’s much better if you do. In every recording it’s the little things that either add up to a great result or magnify a problem that is repeated many times during the whole recording process. Basically it’s the sympathetic...
How do I Stop the Pops?

How do I Stop the Pops?

Typically it is the Par, Bar, Far & Push, sounding type of consonants that cause the most problem and without the aid of a pop filter will generate massive bottom end spikes in the vocal wave file that are very hard to get rid of once they’re recorded. Pop filters...