Ryan Earnhardt of Creative Sound Lab did a very informative video about what you can do when the vocalist moves around while recording.
Moving in front of the mic while recording vocals will result in changes in the proximity effect, a phenomenon that leads to an increase in low frequency response as the vocalist gets closer to the mic.
The closer you get, the bigger the low frequency or bass boost. This can create problems, but at the same time it opens up ways to shape the sound.
The LEWITT LCT 640 TS is a unique mic that allows a mixing engineer to change the polar pattern after the fact, and thus the proximity effect can be used to shape the sound in postproduction.
Check out the video below and get an idea of all the possibilities that appear when you can blend between polar patterns freely, even after recording.
Ryan Earnhardt about the LCT 640 TS:
“The LCT 640 TS is fantastic. It’s a very clean, natural sounding mic – it’s not a colored mic.
I was a little bit surprised about how good it sounded on toms and vocals. It kind of likes to be close to the source, which is good for poorly treated rooms.
It really does a lot of things quite well and I think this polar-pattern manipulation option is really cool.“