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“The truth is PCM [sample playback] is a nice quick, cheap and dirty way to get certain effects with the least amount of work. But you have to be very stingy with those things, cuz they end up sounding like TV scores.”- Wendy Carlos

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3:1 rule/4:1 rule

When recording with multiple mics in close proximity, you can avoid phase problems by separating the mics by at least 3 times the mic-to-source distance. (see picture) For instance, if a mic is one foot away from its sound source, then no other mic should be closer than three feet from this first mic. (See also 10 dB rule.)

3:1 rule/4:1 rule



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