Tuesday, June 15

Taming the Vuvuzelas

It's hard to know without being there, but it certainly sounds as though effects spill onto the commentators' mics (in South Africa) is an unresolved problem. If that is the case, it would be worth trying this: tape the main and spare lip mics together; gang them on adjacent faders with a stereo clip; match their gains on the preset and invert the phase of one of them. With both faded up, you'll get almost perfect cancellation of low to mid frequencies, but the commentary comes through loud and clear as only one mic is pressed to the lip. And the best of it is, the commentator doesn't have to care which is main and which is spare, as both work and both are always available, taped together!

Just ask TriMedia...