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Another "what the!?"

Post by bickle » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:02 pm

So, I found this on the site of a studio here in town that I shall not name:

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I've actually never personally used a C12, but I'm pretty sure it's a side-address mic. Is it possible someone owns a $5000 mic and doesn't know which end to sing into?

At least they've got their priorities in order:

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Post by drewbass » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:17 pm

oops, you seemed to have posted this in the wrong forum.
this doesn't belong in recording techniques, it belongs in photography techniques.

dude- it's just a picture.

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Post by Z MINOR SOUND » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:45 pm

It's quite possible that the shockmount slipped.
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Post by bickle » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:51 pm

If the shockmount had slipped, the pop filter wouldn't be where it is.

And no, it's not just a picture - it's a picture the studio put on its own website to advertise its services. Surely this wouldn't be done w/ a screwed up placement if anyone knew better, right?

Jeez, if I can't be snarky about mic placement here, where can I be?

Besides, there's already at least two threads going about weird mic placements right now...

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Post by drewbass » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:56 pm

bickle wrote:
Jeez, if I can't be snarky about mic placement here, where can I be?
maybe here:

http://www.flickr.com/

it's a photo.

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Post by Z MINOR SOUND » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:04 pm

bickle wrote:If the shockmount had slipped, the pop filter wouldn't be where it is.
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It could have been angled down at the singers mouth. In which the filter would have been placed lower.
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Post by Jay Reynolds » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:24 pm

I can see a photographer not knowing its side-address. What's odd is the studio putting it up on their site.
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Post by bickle » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:33 pm

Would you let the photographer mess around with your C12?

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Post by Jay Reynolds » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:37 pm

If she was cute and my wife was out of town, maybe.
Actually, no. But maybe it was up already and the shock mount slipped, as Andrew already pointed out.
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Post by the finger genius » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:10 pm

How is that shock mount suspended? I don't see it being held up by anything...
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Post by blackdiscoball » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:18 pm

well thats one way to get rid of sibilance, get rid of most of the signal!
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Post by johnny7 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:19 pm

It is the pop filter I am concerned about. Is it hovering?

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Post by Jay Reynolds » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:23 pm

You know, we're all making a lot of assumptions here. Maybe Verne Troyer was in the control room during vocal overdubs and the producer decided that tracks of his drunken stumbling were what the song needed right then. And since the C12 was up already, they just adjusted it to the appropriate angle.
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Post by the finger genius » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:26 pm

johnny7 wrote:It is the pop filter I am concerned about. Is it hovering?
That's what I meant... :oops:
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Post by Randy » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:51 pm

Just a thought, it could be set using the omnidirectional pattern, and to quell some sibilance, they decided it sounded best off the top. LDC mics in omni often have some accentuated high end in some positions.
not to worry, just keep tracking....

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