1.2 Proximity Effect

  • The proximity effect is when low frequencies are emphasised when you get closer to the microphone
  • This can be fixed by moving further back or by using EQ later on. Sometimes this effect is used to give a ‘warmer’ sound
  • It occurs in directional (cardioid, hypercardioid or figure of 8) microphones
  • The diagram below shows the proximity effect at different distances away from the microphone.

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