PCC-160 Techniques

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#1 Jerry Ford

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 10:33 AM

I'm hearing about using PCC-160's mounted on plexiglass and tilting them to improve performance in live theatre applications.

Anyone have comments on this and/or details?

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 03:08 PM

I assume you are talking about aiming them up when sitting on the floor. This has been used by many users to get rid of some of the foot noise generated by actors walking across the stage. If the PCC-160 is sitting on the floor, it is "aimed" across the floor at the feet. Now granted, it picks up sound from above the floor, but by raising the front edge of the mic boundary up, you are now "aimed" at the actors shins or knee's. You can still pick up some foot noise, but not nearly as much since it is not in the direct pickup pattern. As far as the boundary material, use can use plexiglass, wood, or any other solid material that is solid enough to not resonate with the sound.
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