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Hold 'Em Czar
Member Since: Dec 30, 2004

Ever get a vocalist that can't work with headphones for one reason or another? Bring him/her and the vocal mic into the control room; place the mic equal distance between and in front of the monitors (the mic becomes one of the three "corners" of an equalateral triangle); flip the polarity of one of the two monitors; pan the tracks in the center, and record the vocal tracks. The vocalist can hear the cue mix without being "confined" by cans, and the cue mix disappears from the vocal track because it cancels itself out....

i found this thread and i really dig this trick!! excellent idea.;pagenumber=1

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Since: Aug 17, 2004

May 19, 2005 12:38 am

that is one wicked *** idea! Nice work wyd.

Im gonna try that asap

punk rock @$$hole
Since: Feb 29, 2004

May 19, 2005 11:04 am

how does one flip polarity on monitors? i can think of custom cables and running the output thru a preamp and switching the polarity there.

there might be a way to do it a a program but keep in mind i do not record to P.C.

Since: Aug 17, 2004

May 20, 2005 02:12 am

You could get a cable thats wired to reverse the polarity eg. XLR Pin 1 Female wired to Pin 1 Male, Pin 2 Female wired to Pin 3 Male, Pin 3 Female wired to Pin 2 Male

Also if your console has direct outs and a polarity switch, you could use that channel for monitoring


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