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?