How important is mic positioning? Very. In order to get the best out of your recording or performance, where you position your mics is a very important practice for an engineer. Mic placement defines the type of sound you may want and what you want your audience to experience from a listening perspective. How you position your mics is not the same for every engineer or musician, but you should think first, what does the artist want and how will it sound when it is performed or recorded? Take the time to get it right, the results are intensely considerable.