Archive for January, 2012

And the best reverb is…

Posted: 29th January 2012 by Mezzanine Floor Studios in Mixing Techniques

… often the one you build yourself. There are a lot of excellent reverb plugins out there- anything from re-creations of vintage hardware to manifestations of pure digital bliss, but in many cases I find that the best reverb for the sound I’m looking for doesn’t exist in any one reverb plugin. The first step [...]

Using multiple figure 8 pattern microphones to record in stereo

Posted: 17th January 2012 by Mezzanine Floor Studios in Recording Techniques

Polar patterns indicate the “directionality” of a microphone. They are relatively straightforward but are often misunderstood. This is especially true with the figure-8 pattern that is natural to ribbons and available on some switchable large diaphragm condensers. Think in 3D When first studying the polar pattern chart on a microphone’s documentation, people tend to think [...]