Hi, this is a separate issue I have with a recent job that I described under the Mid-Side Lop-Side post (http://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=198&t=49229). To summarise: a hand-held Zoom H2n is taped to the singer’s mic stand to pick up the acoustic quality of a male singer with acoustic guitar going through a small PA set some way back. There is a boomy resonance (as seems par for the course for this venue, and in any case it’s there so nothing can be done about it now) somewhere around 100-150Hz. It’s not there all the time - it’s just certain notes - but is spoiling an otherwise perfectly acceptable recording. Compromising might be a better description that spoiling.
The question is, what to do about it.
I tried EQing it out and that was okay but it needed to be quite severe and I wasn’t happy that it wasn’t taking too much out of the vocal.
So next I tried the MBC with all but the lower band bypassed. I’ve been varying the band between 150-200ish and fiddling with different attacks (1-25ms so far), threshold and ratio, I’ve even tried taking the gain slider on the graphic panel all the way out but that feels absurd, I must be losing more than I’m realising.
In short, I don’t feel I’ve hit on a combination where the bottom end feels controlled.
As you can probably tell, I’ve done very little work with live recording and I’d like to get this sorted by Sunday so I thought some advice was called for. Someone must have been here before so did you fix it and what did you do? Or just some general guidance about controlling standing waves with included plugs or freebies.