Mixing Sound for 2 People While Recording

Last week we covered microphone placement for situations where you’re recording 2 or more people at the same time. Placing the microphones strategically can help to reduce two issues: Microphone bleed and phase issues (comb filtering). In this episode we talk about how mixing the sound of two or more people can further reduce these two issues and result in a cleaner recording with less reverberation and noise.

In an upcoming episode we’ll also talk about mixing in post production in Adobe Audition. 

Gear used to record and featured in this episode:

Blackmagicdesign Ursa Mini Pro Digital Film Camera (talking head shots)

Panasonic GH5 4K Camera (for product shots and B roll)

DPA 4017B Shotgun Microphone (Interviewer)

Audio Technica AT4053b Hyper Cardioid Boom Microphone (Interview-ee)

Zoom F4 Audio Recorder

Zoom F-Control FRC-8 (mixing control surface for Zoom F4 and F8)

Sound Devices 633 Mixer/Recorder (with automix)

Sanken CSS-50 Stereo Shotgun Microphone (Talking head shots)

Aputure Light Storm COB120t LED Light (Key Light)

Aputure Light Dome Soft Box (for COB120t key light)

Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 Lens

Copyright 2017 by Curtis Judd 

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