The N22 is ideally equipped to capture the detail and tonality in any range of vocals. With its near-field design, balanced low-end, and extended top-end, the N22 excels at capturing the immediate essence of a vocal while limiting room reflections.
A bump in response at 3kHz delivers enough bite to make the N22 the only mic necessary, eliminating the need to blend additional mics for top-end balance. High-frequency roll-off and big ribbon character combine to deliver an ultimately smooth and warm vocal sound.
While a pop-screen is not always necessary, it is recommended for singers with extreme plosives. The NUVO Windscreen easily slips over the N22 and N8 microphones allowing you to use them up close on vocals without a pop-filter and outdoors for live sound reinforcement. The NUVO Windscreen was modeled with a transparent sound so the tonality of your mics remains relatively unchanged.
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Two Singers in One Mic
When recording an artist that plays guitar and sings simultaneously, take advantage of the exceptional rejection offered by the null planes of the N22’s polar pattern in order to reject the vocal and isolate the guitar.
With one N22, position it how you would normally mic an acoustic guitar, in between the sound hole and the 12 fret of the guitar. Make sure that the null of the microphone is pointing towards the singer’s mouth. With another N22, position so that the ribbon is aimed towards the singer’s voice and the null is pointing towards the sound hole of the guitar. This will limit the bleed between both microphones giving both mics a great isolation.