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    One trick that Bowie used with his vocals years ago was recording them in a long room (40 feet, I think I remember reading), with a close mic and a mic set up 20 (?) feet away.
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    That was specifically on Heroes, right?
    Theyintroduce the distant mic when he jumps up an octave. Pretty distinctive sound!
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    I understood that the "Heros trick" involved gating the distant mic so that it only opened up when he got loud.

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    So it did! I didn't realise there was two stages of room mic involved.
    Just finished reading about it here.
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