You record either voice overs, projects for college, or video business pitches to your current or aspired company. If you record vocals for music, then you need to be very familiar with the dynamics ofyour microphone. Two types of microphones are dynamic and condenser.
I have a dynamic mic. Dynamic mics are designed to handle impedance. Dynamic mics are especially popular for recording rock and rap music. Impedance means the reception of the mic to the vocals, or how your mic handles the force you exert while singing or performing. Condenser mics are made to amplify the sound projected to the mic. Regardless if you have a dynamic, or a condenser mic, you need to make sure you are not minimizing your recording potential.
As you become more comfortable with your mic, you’ll notice that your vocals are more listener friendly. When investing in a microphone, I knew I needed a mic that could compliment my vocal verasity. You may see, in your favorite singer’s music videos that they are very close to the mic as they perform. If you don’t have a $10,000 compression set, you may need to make some adjustments for optimal audio output. As you get more comfortable with your mic, you’ll know that getting close’s going to sound different than keeping a safe distance. Sometimes, especially with a dynamic mic, you’ll see how you need to keep close parameter on your distance from the mic while recording, so you don’t sound too distance, or low. The Shure SMB7, compliments the low tenor and bass’d audios. A little EQ on the SMB7, and you can certaily engineer your falsetto. So, knowing that you have to know about your mics reception capabilities is a solid reason that you’ll need to become Your Mics Best Friend.
You need to keep in mind that your mic does not know you as much as you know about your mic. So recording, should be approached with confidence to experiment your impendance effectivity on your new mic. After you learn your new mic more familiar, you’ll be familiar with what your mic can handle, so you can be ready to project your voice perfectly into your mic.
Coming soon: When and where to record with a full cardiod microphone, and what is a super-cardiod microphone.