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Choosing the Best Mic for Upright Bass – with Sound Samples
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There are lots of instruments that are challenging to mic and record. For me, the upright bass (or double bass) is right up near the top of that list. Part of the reason it’s so challenging to capture is due to the low-frequency range of the instrument. Then, there’s the real estate that the instrument covers (six feet tall and two feet wide). There are so many mic placements possible across the body and making even tiny changes in the mic position (as small as a quarter of an inch) can drastica