When recording a voice over a microphone, the speaker’s proximity to the microphone has a big effect. Closer voices tend to sound boomy, while voices further away can sound natural, but can also be drowned out by other sounds in the room. When the recorder has good control over the EQ output, they can have all the benefits of close talking combined with a good sound. This method is used in professional radio and works best with voices rather than music.
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When Proximity Effect is Your Friend