Evaluating the Subjective Effects of Microphone Placement on Glass Instruments

Jensenius, Alexander R. and Innervik, Kjell Tore and Frounberg, Ivar

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

We report on a study of perceptual and acoustic featuresrelated to the placement of microphones around a custommade glass instrument. Different microphone setups weretested: above, inside and outside the instrument and at different distances. The sounds were evaluated by an expertperformer, and further qualitative and quantitative analyses have been carried out. Preference was given to therecordings from microphones placed close to the rim of theinstrument, either from the inside or the outside.