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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Microphone Placement 101

All microphones belong on a mic stand in a studio environment. Even if vocal performers are used to singing with a handheld microphone, rip it out of their hands and put it on a stand. Handhelds tend to pick up a lot of vibrations and low-frequency noises when bumped during recording. If a singer is strongly opposed to this, you may not have a choice, but when you tell singers it will make them sound better to sing into a microphone on a stand, most quickly change their tune.

There are many types of mic stands and several ways to mount a mic. The standard studio vocal mic stand is a studio boom stand. Studio boom stands work much better than other types because they’re not only easy to adjust to the proper height but ...

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