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Old 6th July 2019
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Originally Posted by Brent Hahn View Post
It might help to remind ourselves that, behind that grille, the speaker is a cone. It's way closer to the grille at the edges than it is in the middle. The proximity effect only kicks in when the mic is in close proximity (duh), and with 57's and 58's that's a big deal.
One of the reasons I‘ve come to appreciate mics like the RE10 or SM53 in that application is their practically inexistant proximity effect. I point them at the center of the speaker and just start changing the angle ´til it sounds good.
The varying mic-to-speaker distance has no effect on the tone, only the part of the cone the mic looks at (listens to).