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Choosing a studio mic for accordion

I would go with 2-4 goosenecked clip microphones positioned in top and bottom of each sound source, something like this: The important thing here is that the mics stay at a fixed position, so you ...
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How to make low-tech microphone sound effects?

Things Tubes, straws, pipes and hoses Cups Put things in mouth (e.q. water or sweets... don't choke!) Pillows Balloons (scream all you can while pressing a balloon to the mouth) Combs and paper, ...
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Shotgun Microphone to isolate sound of golf club striking golf ball

Shotguns help, but they do not 100% isolate anything. The main way to "isolate" a sound in the field is with distance. You want to get as far away from undesired noises and as close to desired noises ...
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Click at the end of words ending in “n” — techniques to avoid or clean up?

Probably the simplest solution to this is to record the voice with the mic slightly further away. The clicks and pops you are hearing are vocal and throat artifacts which are only getting picked up ...
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Click at the end of words ending in “n” — techniques to avoid or clean up?

I can't hear the metallic quality you mentioned but I can hear an amount of 'vocal fry'. My feeling is that this is more about your performer than the recording technique. Talk to them about their ...
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How do sound designers for musicals avoid bleed?

Musical theatre, more often than not, uses head-worn lavalier microphones that are positioned very close to the mouth. This gives a much greater signal-to-noise ratio for the Front-of-House mixer to ...
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Panasonic WM-61a or other DIY solution for recording human voice?

Panasonic got out of the electret microphone capsule business several years ago. But certainly there are many vendors of similar commodity electret capsules out of the usual places. The Panasonic WM-...
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live sound engineering with many vocals

If there were only a few that were coming out with lead vocals i might keep those vocals to their own channels and then the others i might put together in subgroups. With a digital desk you could put ...
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Can I do something physically to keep my Blue Yeti from picking up AC noise?

This is the sort of problem that is best fixed at the source because AC noise has a very broad, uniform spectrum. Ideally you want that AC off while recording. If this is not possible, the next best ...
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Recording student questions in small class 20-30 people

I think you'll be surprised how ambient that space is if you try to mic it for speech from 6m away. A pair of shotguns facing the audience will be fine for 'reaction' but I doubt it will be good for ...
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How to make low-tech microphone sound effects?

Once upon a time I found and brought home some lengths of plastic tubing (intended for plumbing, I imagine). They were very long - up to 3 metres - with about a 1-inch diameter. When you sang directly ...
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For public lectures, what hidden mic setup needs to be used?

You will need a wireless lav mic. Two manufacturers of such systems at entry level prices (as wireless can be very expensive) are Sennheiser and Shure (there are other manufacturers, of course). Now,...
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Recording acoustic guitar with Dynamic and condeser at same time

Record the two mics as two channels. Then you can decide what you want to do when mixing. As this seems to be very uncommon, there probably is a reason. Only way to know for sure is to test it (takes ...
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proper way to control a condenser microphone volume

Remove the cloudlifter and the external phantom power. Use XLR cable directly from mic to Focusrite.
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Microphone for two presenters while screencasting?

Let's take the elements of your question in order: Background noise - as @tetsujin said, move all noisy equipment out of your recording studio. Ideally, run your noisy PC in another room and just use ...
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I have a sound project. For blind children ages 3-10 years to consult

Binaural would be a good choice for this project, however a better choice might be to use 1st or 2nd order ambisonics. This is very common in the VR world. Ambisonics allows a full 360 degree sound ...
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Buzzing and Humming Sound while recording live Church Service..

A headphone output is not intended as a camcorder input. A DI box might work as an intermediary. However, before you go to that expense, it's worth checking out whether the hum disappears if you run ...
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Do you have any suggestions on recording vocals/guitar using 2 mics?

I would buy another MXL V67G so you can have a balanced stereo recording of the guitar (one mic pointing to the bridge and the other one somewhere between the soundhole and the 12th fret). That mic ...
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Do you have any suggestions on recording vocals/guitar using 2 mics?

As aeroNotAuto mentions in his comment more information on how you are planning on experimenting (mic placement, recording techniques & equipment, etc) would be helpful. Mic choice boils down to ...
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Stereo Hydrophone Technique

here is my rig I built for my home build hydrophones. It has 3 levels of shock mount isolation. Sits well in surf and wave action. adjustable directional pivots. Very quiet. nes My home made ...
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How are NBA games miked up?

From what I've seen a large variety of microphones / gear are at play, especially depending on who is responsible for the event's sound, however specifically for the sounds of the court (not ...
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Microphone that can stand a k70rgb brown keyboard

Just get a Noise Gate Software (Info : Noise Gate) and set the threshold to where the keyboard is not picked up, also try to take away the microphone from the table the keyboard is on to cause less ...
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Microphone that can stand a k70rgb brown keyboard

An interface will not change anything. What are you using this mic for? Recording music, podcasts, or gaming? Do you need the most perfect vocal quality? The reason you hear your keyboard is because ...
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