Ever since man started inventing various gadgets to record sounds, voices and music, he has been trying to find the right approach in order to get the best results.
As most people are aware, various recording instruments are being used today to record the sounds in a perfect manner. A well recorded sound or voice would produce the desired effect for the listener than a badly recorded one. To create the required effect of sound to the listener, the output devices of sound are not the only ones responsible. Every care has to be taken to record the sound with the required clarity and precision with the microphone being used. It is also important to choose the right microphone to be used to record the sound or voice.
There are different kinds of audio recording systems available in the market today for clear voice and sound recording. However, it is important to choose the right recording equipment to get the best quality audio. It can be observed that the effect of sound or voice would be impressive and long lasting if the right microphone is positioned properly to record the sounds at the required levels. Positioning microphone may not sound to be too important to record audio. It is quite important to position the microphone properly to avoid unnecessary sounds and noises being recorded. Contrary to the conception of many people, the positioning of the microphone greatly affects the audio being recorded.
It is always recommended to position the microphone at a level where the sound reaches it at the required level. For a voice or sound which needs to be projected in extreme clarity, the microphone has to be placed at a distance where adequate sound reaches it. Placing the microphone quite nearer to the source in these situations may result in recording additional sounds like the breathing of the speaker or the rattling of leaves or air blowing around. Hassle free recording can be done in a closed set up like a room unlike in open area where the wind and traffic may cause noise.
People have been inventing various gadgets that record, edit and amplify sounds in the way needed. However, technology can be of help only to some extent and adequate care has to be taken while recording the audio by positioning the microphone at the desired level.
Another important aspect in positioning microphone while recording is the angle of the microphone to the source of sound. It is recommended to place it straight to the source of sound for regular speeches. However, placing the microphone at particular angles may improve the quality of sound in particular situations. Positioning the microphone to create special effects is only being used in theaters and movie making in Hollywood. For regular audio recording, it is important to position the microphone at a comfortable level and angle so that the sound reaches it aptly.
If the voice of a particular person is being recorded, adequate care has to be taken that the microphone is at a required distance from the source. The angle and distance of the microphone should not only be adequate enough to record the voice but also comfortable to the speaker. A USB microphone can be of great help for recording the voices of people. As these USB microphones can be connected to the computers and laptops, they can easily be placed at the required distance and angle on the desk. The microphone should be placed on a stand so that it is steady all through the recording of the audio.
Check out our Blue Yeti review for a more in-depth look at USB microphones.