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off-axis : The opposite of on-axis. (1) Not directly in front of a loudspeaker. (2) Not within the optimal acceptance angle of a microphone, and therefore not recorded at full level. See directional microphone.

off-axis coloration : A dull or colored effect on sound sources that are not placed within the acceptance angle placed directly in front of the microphone. To avoid off-axis coloration, place mics so that they are aimed at sound sources that put out high frequencies, such as cymbals, when miking a large source. And, use a microphone that has a flat frequency response over the recording field, i.e., has similar polar patterns at midrange and high frequencies. Most large-diaphragm mics have more off-axis coloration than smaller mics (3/4"" diaphragm or under).""

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