If you have not already completed the article on understanding different mic types, selection, and uses, then
read that article first —> “Microphone Types“
When tracking, or recording with microphones… Its important to understand that microphones are tools that are used to capture the sounds of a performance whether that be of the voice, an instrument, or another source. The technique you are using to record that source is even more important than the microphone selection itself.
In this article you will learn that the way microphones are used, mic placement, and microphone technique, are the most important factors of recording with microphones. We will also walk through the pieces of the signal chain that are going to effect the quality of the audio you are recording, and then wrap up with some techniques for microphone recording.