sound like stereo.
This is great for lots of things, especially those backgroundy tracks... you know...
- Drum Overhead mics
- Backup vocals
Since the best sound comes from near the sound hole, there isn't a lot of space to put the mics. And even when you do get two mics in there, they generally sound the same... making it really hard to get a good stereo sound! Welcome Haas effect!
The Haas effect is the official name of the trick I'm about to explain... whatever. If you're feeling nerdy, just hit the wikipedia link (while you're at it why don't you build a robot and start a podcast too?)
There are a few times you should not do this trick:
- Main melodic track - needs to be mono, and panned close to center
- Lead vocals
- Lead guitar
- Lead anything really
- Anything with a lot of bass... (Haas effect doesn't play nice with low frequencies)
- Bass guitar
- Upright Bass
- Bass Drum
- Bass anything really
- Snare drum - I guess it's too important to be stereo, who knows?
Here's how to do it in 3 easy steps:
- You make a copy of you mono track (so now you have 2 of the same thing).
- You pan one track all the way left, and the other all the way right. Now you have the same mono signal... just louder (since it's the same signal coming out of both speakers)
- Put a delay on one of the tracks, with a delay time somewhere in the range of 10ms - 25ms.
Happy stereoizing mike!