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A Combinative Microphone Technique Using Contact and Air Transducers

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In the quest for optimum timbral control in multi-channel recording, this paper presents a combinative microphone technique involving contact pickups and air transducers on selected acoustical instruments for single channel transmission. Selected combinative arrangements are evaluated by means of spectrum analysis and listening tests. The results show that this technique offers increased transient clarity and timbral definition over conventional miking methods and thus serves to extend the repertoire of multi-miking techniques.

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