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Distance from microphone in a studio
I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this question but I am trying to understand how close I should be to my condensor microphone when I'm recording vocals.
I also find that I'm a lot more relaxed when I am not using a microphone, and in part is it's because I allow myself to move to the music a bit. It seem to help a lot with my breathing too.
I am not talking about crazy movement, but moving back and forth about half a foot or so. I find with a microphone this movement can cause inconsistency in the recording levels.
I should add that I am playing an acoustic guitar while I sing, so I'm not sure if that is partly why I find the movement relaxing.
What do you suggest?