Effect of microphone position on voice quality

  • John Klepko Faculty of Music, McGill University, 555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Que. H3A 1E3, Canada
Keywords: Acoustic signal processing, Amplification, Headphones, Loudspeakers, Microphones, Sound recording, Wave filters, Pop screen filters


The effect of the position of the microphone on the quality of the voice are discussed. The common problems in the recording and live amplification situations are popping from plosive consonants, exaggerated sibilance and biased timbral coloration. Popping results from a brief turbulence of air exhaled from the mouth when pronouncing plosive consonants.
How to Cite
Klepko J. Effect of microphone position on voice quality. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2002Sep.1 [cited 2019Oct.16];30(3):166-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1507
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada