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Re: need tips on miking my upright for a gig

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Posted by Brad Maestas on October 10, 2002 at 18:44:07:

In Reply to: need tips on miking my upright for a gig posted by clark petersen on October 08, 2002 at 12:40:39:

: hey...i need help and some advice on how i should mike my upright...i dont have a pickup for it which sux...but ive tried to mike it at rehearsals and i cant get nothing....its a 3/4 palladino...thanx

: The last time I saw Reginald Veal he was using the EV RE-20 (dynamic mic) 90 degrees relative to the top and back in the treble side f-hole. That was in an auditorium though where sound quickly dissipates and the bass rarely feeds back. To control your bass response try starting "on-axis" or perpendicular (90) to the back and top and moving it "off-axis" (45, 70). As you get farther away from 90 deg. you can attenuate the bass and keep the high-end response. Also you can cut the bass even more by moving the mic up/down in correlation to the floor. Example:

*you can look at this in both ways (above view and side view)

bass> -mic = most bass

bass> /or\ = least bass (obviously the angles are a bit exaggerated but I think you get the point)

Now if you combine the horizontal movement with vertical movement as well you can all but rid yourself of particular frequencies that are posing problems.

Have fun with the experiment! I hope this was useful.

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