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Recording Techniques

There are many different ways of recording sound, the three main techniques are:

Mono: is used to capture a single subject, usually at close quarters using a single microphone. Wikipedia

Stereo: is  better at captureing movement, and or space around the microphones. There are numerous different stereo setups, DPA University. Wikipedia

Ambisonic: is the process by which a numbers of microphones are used to create a realistic atmosphic recording. The recording can then be played back through a number of speakers minimum 4, usually 8, but can be 16 or more. Wikipedia

Which one you use will depend on what you wish to achive as the end product.


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