Recording Ninja Workshops - Stereo Room Techniques Mid/Sid

Stereo Room Micing Techniques: Mid/Side



We’ve been on a room micing kick lately and I want to finish it off with one of my favorite configurations.

The Mid/Side configuration!

Mid/Side is extremely versatile. First off the “mid” mic is actually a great mono room mic. If all else fails you’ll end up with a nice sounding mono room mic.

But for those of us that want some control over the width of our rooms Mid/Side does it the best. By simply adding more or less of the center (mid) channel you can make your room sound very centered (mono) or wide.

Ok enough of me talking. The best way to show you this great technique is to do a demonstration. I promise it will make more sense.

This configuration works in rooms small and large. Give it a shot and let me know how it works for your!

Happy recording,

Watch Part 1 of this series: Stereo Room Micing Techniques – Blumlein
Watch Part 2 of this series: Compressing your room mics

Posted by Charlie

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