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  1. Microphone Techniques Chao-Chih Huang

  2. Microphone Techniques INTRODUCTION TO MICROPHONES Diaphragm • Dynamic Mic: Moving Coil and Ribbon Mic • Condenser Mic/ Capacitor Mic phantom power: 9~52 V, usually 48 V * Can NOT tell from the looks, you have to read the manuals! Advancing the Power of Sound

  3. Microphone Techniques Polar Pattern • Omnidirectional • Cardioid • Supercardioid • Hypercardioid • Bidirectional(Figure-eight) Advancing the Power of Sound

  4. Microphone Techniques Types of different Mic • Hand-held Mic • Head-set Mic • Clip-on Mic Advancing the Power of Sound

  5. Microphone Techniques Wireless Mic: • UHF band(Ultra High Frequency 600-1000 MHz) • VHF band(Very High Frequency 160-250 MHz) Be sure to check the batteries Wired Mic Advancing the Power of Sound

  6. Microphone Techniques The Clothes of Mic • Wind screen (thin/thick sponge cap) • Pop-filter • Hairy cover (provides maximum protection against wind noise ) Advancing the Power of Sound

  7. a Microphone Techniques • Wind-proof purpose • Health reasons • Easy to tell in live concert by colour The more expansive, the better? • Good and expansive Dynamic Mic • Bad and cheap Condenser Mic Advancing the Power of Sound

  8. a Microphone Techniques BEFORE THE SHOW/RECORDING Choosing the right mic • By the engineers • By yourself Starting up… • Mic -> Connect the lead at the mic end -> • Connect the lead at the mixer end -> • Effects -> Power amp *** Boom problem!!! Advancing the Power of Sound

  9. Microphone Techniques Test the mic... • JUST say something, like "test… test... one… two..." NEVER DO THESE! • Blow at mic Destroy the part. Humidity influence • Pop the mic Destroy the part. Unpleasant noise Advancing the Power of Sound

  10. Microphone Techniques Rehearse with your maximum and minimum voice Let the engineer knows your volume range • Prevent distortion • Make sure the recording level is enough • Balance with the music Advancing the Power of Sound

  11. Microphone Techniques • Don't just stand there... • Listen to your sound from the monitors • on-stage monitors • FOH (Front of house) monitors • Control room monitors (Recorded sound) • Adjust the way you sing if appropriate • Suggest to your engineer • Louder... please... • To use some effects Advancing the Power of Sound

  12. Microphone Techniques • DURING THE SHOW/RECORDING • Please don't eat the mic! • The more loud, the more distance needed • Pull away the mic on high, loud notes • The location of mic • Minimum distance: under bottom lip • Advantage: avoid the popping effect by some certain consonants (b; p; t) Advancing the Power of Sound

  13. 數位非線性錄音系統 Microphone Techniques Don't cup hands over the head of the mic • Muffle the voice Let engineers control the switch of mic • Don't use the switch on the mic even there is one Professional mic switch design • Boom sound • Communicate with your engineer, when to... • Trust your engineer Advancing the Power of Sound

  14. 數位非線性錄音系統 Microphone Techniques Don't sing around the monitors! • Feedback High pitched noise • Pre-test the feedback frequency • Use EQ to dampen the feedback Advancing the Power of Sound

  15. 數位非線性錄音系統 Microphone Techniques • Make sure your voice is heard by yourself • In on-stage monitors (Live) • In headphones (Studio) • Live concert, audiences enter arena... • You won't sing uphill • Easy for you to control your voice • Cue your engineer Advancing the Power of Sound

  16. 數位非線性錄音系統 Microphone Techniques AFTER THE SHOW/RECORDING Don't kill the mic and all other equipment Don't just TRUN/PULL OFF mic! Condenser mic phantom power Dynamic mic Boom sound Advancing the Power of Sound

  17. 數位非線性錄音系統 Microphone Techniques • Shutting down the system • Power amp • Effects • Mixer/ Phantom power • Disconnect mic • Mic storage • Temperature control • Humidity control Advancing the Power of Sound

  18. 數位非線性錄音系統 Microphone Techniques AKG C414 B-TL II Neumann U87 Ai Shure SM 58 Electro-Voice RE20 Advancing the Power of Sound