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Old 22-02-2015, 12:23 PM   #1
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Proper Mic Technique for Machine

Recently I had the chance to borrow a friends machine for a bit. However, it seems that I just can't get it to sound as good as he does. Could anyone give me some pointers on micing technique? Would a condenser be better than the dynamic I'm using?

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Old 22-02-2015, 01:54 PM   #2
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Re: Proper Mic Technique for Machine

A condenser really brings out the silicone sound, whereas a dynamic delivers more punch.

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Re: Proper Mic Technique for Machine

i've been thinking to use a condenser to capture the "roominess" of the casing, with a dynamic close mic to capture the initial punch of the pads. If I use them both at the same time will I have any issues with the phase of the resonance of the lcd screen?

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Re: Proper Mic Technique for Machine

Get a MIDI to XLR cable then blue the machine directly into machine. Then open the window and place the microphone outside then take the machine into another room. I find it's best to position the mic at least 15-20 metres away to avoid the proximity effect.
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Re: Proper Mic Technique for Machine

As for phase issues caused by the LCD screens, just use unbalanced trs cables and it'll be sweet.
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Re: Proper Mic Technique for Machine

Yeah, your friend is probably triggering samples from something like Slate Drums as well. I personally think that sounds a bit fake whereas you have got quite a natural sound going on there. Little bit of mid cut/saturation and some verb and I think you'll be quite pleased.

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Re: Proper Mic Technique for Machine

Put a piezo/contakt mic on the LCD display (that's where the best sound is). It only costs one dollurs.

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