Mic placement in tracking room

Daustinhall

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I have a finished basement I use for music rehearsal and hobby recording. In the various REW guides, I only see mic placement suggestions for the "listening spot" which makes sense in a home theatre or mixing control room, but if I plan to have microphones in a wide variety of locations in the room when recording, where do I place the mic to get measurements in REW?
 

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Where would I put the monitor for the sine sweeps? Everywhere a drum might be? That could be hundreds of places x hundreds of places mics might be placed.
Do you just grab as many as you can and hope for the best?
 

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Good point :) Measure in a variety of places in the room, making sure the monitor is not close to the mic (at least a couple of metres away).
 

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…but if I plan to have microphones in a wide variety of locations in the room when recording, where do I place the mic to get measurements in REW?
What is the point of this exercise? IOW, what are you trying to determine from it?

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Wouldn't it be to find out what the best response locations would be for the various mics? Position x has a better response than position y. Avoid the null spots in the room.

Of course that would change with several bodies in the room.
 
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