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I want to know how to shout into my mic without distortion

I would definitely use a dynamic microphone like everyone else is mentioning, but I would also use a pad. I've done a few vocal recording for hardcore bands and a lot of times they are clipping even ...
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I want to know how to shout into my mic without distortion

As others have rightly said, the problem you are experiencing is called clipping. Clipping occurs when the signal input to a step of sound processing (such as the mic capturing the sound, the ...
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Production Dialogue -- point at face or chest?

The best sound is not from neither the mouth nor the chest, it's from the golden spot in between. See, the mouth gets you all the treble you need, and then some, whereas the chest is all core and bass....
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I want to know how to shout into my mic without distortion

This is caused by one of two things... either your going past the sound pressure your mic can handle, or you're clipping at some point (usually on the computer). A) As suggested, you can step away ...
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I want to know how to shout into my mic without distortion

Swap the mic for a dynamic if you can and give that a go. Try reducing the mic gain on the interface if you can. Using a compressor on the DAW won't help. And if you're in control and can ride the ...
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Production Dialogue -- point at face or chest?

In my experience it depends on the microphone, voice of the actor and booming experience. The low end of a voice is created by the chest not the mouth. For intelligibillity the mouth is important, S ...
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Help with setting up audio recording for retirement home meeting

I don't have enough rep to comment, so I'll answer as best I can. First, I think the biggest thing you're going to need to deal with is the room in which the meeting takes place and the arrangement ...
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Question about "Gain Control" when using field mixer on recording dialogue

A mixer will have multiple channels for your multiple inputs. Each channel will have a trim pot (gain knob) for adjusting the input level. (Sidenote: some channels may not have a trim, those are ...
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Buzzing, hissing, input level issues - BM-700 BM-800 NW-800 Neewer/Floureon

You need both a microphone preamp and phantom power, which is a specialist 48v power supply specifically for low-impedance condenser microphones. It tends to be uneconomical to buy these as separate ...
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Is there any difference between Gain and Volume for single input?

It all boils down to what is called gain structure. You would like to make all pieces of equipment in your signal's chain to peak at the same time. This means they will peak for the same input signal ...
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Is there any difference between Gain and Volume for single input?

Once you record, the achievable signal to noise ratio becomes fixed. So, if you increase the volume on playback you also increase the noise. In general it is better to increase the gain of the mic pre ...
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Is there any difference between Gain and Volume for single input?

Gain is more technical and can be discussed and measured in specific terms. Volume isn't really an appropriate term in mixing. It relates more to final amplification. There's no good way to relate one ...
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Making dialogue in a film louder in post production

OK, so if this is one of those utterly random class assignments where you absolutely 'must' do it with 'just an iPhone', the only way to really do this is to record your dialogue 'wild'. This requires ...
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Making dialogue in a film louder in post production

There are only really two ways of reducing the amount of background spill into your dialog track. Expensive directional mic on a boom Even more expensive noise-reduction software, eg Izotope RX 7. ...
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Question about "Gain Control" when using field mixer on recording dialogue

The use of a field mixer is not restricted to mixing several sources into one track. It is often used to send individual sources to individual tracks. When you need to mix several sources into one ...
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I want to know how to shout into my mic without distortion

With keeping gain level and distance in mind I'd suggest you get your hands on a Shure SM57. The cool thing about this dynamic mic is that it's actually an instrument mic. Great on guitar and snares, ...
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Location Recording Use USB Audio Interface and DAW

I'm all for highest quality, as well. However, this presumably si not Hollywood level production, neither is it a concert recording in static setup. In location recording, what matters is getting the ...
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Dialogue Record with Zoom H4N and 2 Shotgun

Yes you should always use the boom as well as a lav, as the lav mic could sound crappy and if that's all you have then you're screwed. It could fall off, scratch against clothes, get wind noise, lots ...
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Dialogue Record with Zoom H4N and 2 Shotgun

The h4n has two inputs, so recording these separately should be simple, which I very much recommend doing.
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Production Dialogue -- point at face or chest?

I'm not aware of any reasoning in this regard. If it was the case that pointing at the chest is better, then we'd be far more likely to clip lapel mics to people's belts and we wouldn't make headset ...
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Production Dialogue -- point at face or chest?

Unless proximity/breathing/pops are any concern, then point the mic at the sound source - i.e., the face. The only reason I could think that anyone would say different is to preclude extraneous ...
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