Recording the Spoken Voice

  • John M. Eargle


In this chapter we will discuss the problems of recording the voice, both for narration and for drama, with emphasis on microphone choice and placement, local acoustical considerations, signal processing, and monitoring.


Stereo Pair Microphone Array Pattern Loss Single Voice Motion Picture Industry 


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© Chapman & Hall, New York, NY 1996

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