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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:00 am 
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Miking: Take advantage of the 3:1 Rule!
10/21/2004

Suppose you're recording a singer/guitarist. There's a mic on the singer and a mic on the acoustic guitar. When you monitor the mix, something's wrong: the singer's voice sounds hollow or filtered. What you're hearing is the effect of phase cancellation.

In general, if two mics pick up the same sound source at different distances, and the signals are mixed to the same channel, this might cause phase cancellations. These are peaks and dips in the frequency response caused by some frequencies combining out of phase. The result is a colored, filtered tone quality that sounds like mild flanging.

To prevent this problem, follow the 3-to-1 rule: The miking distance should be less than 1/3 the distance between mics. For example, if two mics are 12 inches apart, they should be less than four inches from their sound sources to prevent phase cancellations

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Location: Im in NH, where men are men & sheep run fast.
cool.

i never knew that.
thanx man. 8)
sounds like quite valuable info.

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never knew that.


Me neither I just made it up! :lol:








Just kiddin...I seem to have more time to read than actually do music until I can a seperate room for musical madness but I have collected some good info for future reference.

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i see it's been a while since this post so scooter, did you ever get the room for musical madness? i'm still sweating around for mine..2 years now..

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No my stuff is still in the bedroom and I am pretty much limited to every other weekend of recording for a few hours.

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