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who uses the HP filter on mics?
Old 1st September 2011
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who uses the HP filter on mics?

What is the general opinion on HP the mic, aside from recording bass and kick I usually leave it off and do it ITB.
Old 1st September 2011
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I will use it 100% of the time for sources that are due for it. Pretty much everything but bass and kick drum.
Old 1st September 2011
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I feel most of them are intended for adjusting proximity at realy close range, so I don't use at all for instuments etc. as the natural proximity effect works on cardioids without any filters -that is the lows drop if you dont record everything from few inches.
The turning points of the fillters are way too up for my tastes.
At preamp I might cut at 50 Hz or so and that passively before the gain stages
now that I have preamps that can do it

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I feel most of them are intended for adjusting proximity at realy close range, so I don't use at all for instuments etc. as the natural proximity effect works on cardioids without any filters -that is the lows drop if you dont record everything from few inches.
The turning points of the fillters are way too up for my tastes.
At preamp I might cut at 50 Hz or so and that passively before the gain stages
now that I have preamps that can do it

Matti
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Old 1st September 2011
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Heh!
Old 1st September 2011
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I'm pretty sure I don't need below 50 on most things, but I'm not so keen on dumpling higher by default.
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I use them a lot. I try to capture things as close to what I want in the mix as possible. Don't need so much low frequency material on most things.
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i use my preamp one....
Old 1st September 2011
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I will use it 100% of the time for sources that are due for it. Pretty much everything but bass and kick drum.
I completely agree. In fact, I'd probly end up putting a hpf on the channel anyway.
Old 1st September 2011
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I always roll off on my akg 414's. I roll off everything except for bass and kick usually, but I couldn't with my mics for kick and bass anyway cause i always mic them with dynamics.
Old 1st September 2011
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I use em all the time. It affects the way the signal hits the preamp, and subsequently, any compression or other processing. It's particularly important when going to tape. It's really a pretty basic part of gain-staging, and tone-shaping, IMO.
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As I stated, I don't -as for preamps, their hpf ' s should be before the gain stages not to overload them with subharmonics or lows.
-The optimal place in a mic to have the hpf is between the capsule and the mics amp, and most mics don't offer that

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