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Distance Cues

Tony Woolf tony at howl.demon.co.uk
Tue Dec 19 15:39:19 EST 1995

In article <951218175034_57723968 at mail06.mail.aol.com> DanMauney at aol.com  writes:

> I am trying to pick up a person's voice from a microphone located about 11
> inches from the mouth, off to one side.  I find that when compared to a mic
> located close to the mouth, the voice sounds distant and hollow.  I have
> already corrected for level and frequency response, yet there is little
> improvement in the voice quality.

This may be an effect of the surroundings - e.g., sound reflecting
surface(s) fairly near the microphone.  Compared to a near mic, your
location will have enormously increased reflected sound relative to
direct sound.  Remember the inverse square law.

What are the surroundings?

Tony Woolf

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