I have noticed lately that if I have my mic (a Sure SM 57) on the left side of the keyboard, the amplified sound is brighter and has more harmonics. If I have the mic on the right sight of the keyboard, the sound is louder, fuller, darker, smoother, and has fewer harmonic overtones. I prefer the latter but will use both positions depending upon the sound I want.
The above observation suggests that when recording or amplifying a melodica, one should try different microphone positions. The difference in tonality can be significant.
When the mic is on the right side, it tends to get in the way of playing.
you’re absolutely right. In fact, I prefer to put the microphone on the left side of the keyboard and the eighth to give more strength to the low-pitched sounds and turns a darker sound ….
I also prefer a microphone for wind instruments, tweezers just because I put it at 1 cm from the keys + the compressor and the sound is more full.
I’ve tried it with a SM57 but the distance penalizes the fullness of the sound …..
forgive my english …..