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The Microphone Proximity Effect

We've all heard the term proximity effect and even have a rudimentary understanding of the concept, because on the surface it's real simple: the closer the source gets to the mic, the more bass ends up in the signal. But that's not enough to learn how to control it and use it to your advantage. As a recording and mixing engineer, this is a key weapon in your arsenal to enhance your final product. And if you don't know about it, it's a great way to ruin great takes and be forced into very destructive EQ situations...