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I love my work, but I have found both music and photography to be uniquely rewarding creative outlets. They resonate strongly with me because I can enjoy what I am doing right now, while simultaneously being able to appreciate the masters and top artists in each field with a deepening understanding of the craft and the artistic control.

The end goal is not to become like my artistic heroes and inspirations. It's the road traveled as I constantly examine and try to improve what I do that matters.


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comment How to handle extreme dynamic range in a vocalist?
Well, you mentioned that padding the microphone sensitivity, or adjusting the gain would raise the noise floor. That means you don't really have any other options left. You also mentioned the vocalist is otherwise professional, so she should be able to tell when she is hitting the extremes of her dynamic range. Ask her to move her head slightly back and to the side when she hits those notes and that's probably all you need.
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comment How to handle extreme dynamic range in a vocalist?
The problem with this approach is that you effectively end up raising the noise floor through subsequent compression, since the singer will most likely remain far below the peak level most of the time. Padding or adjusting the gain to keep the transients below clipping both come down to the same end result
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