Distant miking

The opposite of close miking. In the recording, the placement of one or more microphones relatively far away from the sound source. This technique picks up a substantial portion of the reverberant sound and is therefore used to make most classical or orchestral recordings to capture the sound as closely as possible to that experienced by an audience. In the studio, close and distant mics on any instrument or group may be blended at the mixer to achieve the desired sonic image.

See depth.

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