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Old 05-18-2009, 01:29 AM
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Default Why two mics with voice over?

Hey,

I was wondering why the voice over's for cartoons use two mics(one close one further away). I have just seen a "making off".
Is it because of the dynamics?

I feel a bit stupid asking this, but hey I only do reality shows

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Old 05-18-2009, 02:18 AM
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Default Re: Why two mics with voice over?

it's probably to give options...especially in animation, where literally anything can change, a character's perspective could be changed totally after the recordings are done. Not everyone does it though. It's not a rule! ADR is similarly often recorded with a lav and a 416, to help down the line matching to the rest of the dialogue.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:50 AM
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Default Re: Why two mics with voice over?

Could also be, that one mic is padded, so when the actor is going crazy, improvising, and suddenly screaming, one mic will pick up the line without distorting.

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Old 05-19-2009, 02:51 PM
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Could also be, that one mic is padded, so when the actor is going crazy, improvising, and suddenly screaming, one mic will pick up the line without distorting.

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Old 05-20-2009, 01:34 AM
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Could also be, that one mic is padded, so when the actor is going crazy, improvising, and suddenly screaming, one mic will pick up the line without distorting.

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That's what I thought.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:30 AM
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Default Re: Why two mics with voice over?

I've never done that in recording voices for animation but you know it does sound like a good idea, will be in future. However, I have used 2 mics for ADR. One being to capture the dialogue perfectly with a VO mic, then a second boom mic not just for perspective but to match the on set timbre of the voice. Boom mics and VO mics will sound VERY different.

Cheers for the tip.

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