FREE EBOOK - Equipping Your Home Recording Studio
nother obvious means of deploying microphones in the early days of stereo
was to place three microphones spaced apart at the front of the orchestra, much
more distant from each other than in the above systems. If only two microphones
are used spaced apart by perhaps as much as two meters or more, what happens
on playback is that the sound seems to cluster around the loudspeakers and there
is a hole in the middle of the sound image. To prevent this, a centre microphone
can be mixed in at a lower level so that the hole is filled. There
is no theory on earth to explain why this works - being so dissimilar to the
human hearing system - but it can work very well. The main drawback is that
a recording made in such a way sounds terrible when played in mono.
Great home recording starts with a great home recording studio. It doesn't need to be expensive if you know how to select the right equipment for your needs.