What are Mic Mixes?

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Mic Mixes use a variety of microphone setups that are recorded when capturing the sound of an instrument.

Within virtual instruments, mic mixes can be balanced or switched on and off to suit the composers needs altering how the instrument sounds.

Common microphone positions used in orchestral recordings are:

Close (spot) – giving instruments capturing a very dry, focused and intimate recording of an instrument.

Mid (decca) – representing a balanced, more of a standard sound of the room, which is often from the perspective of the conductor.

Far (hall/stage) – giving a wide natural stereo image of the entire room, with instruments having less of a pronounced sound than closer microphone positions.

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