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pulsewidth947
Aug 8, 2005, 12:57 PM
So I was going to fulfil my public duty (and make use of my degree) by explaining exactly what you need to know about microphones - i.e. polar patterns, types (condenser, dynamic), applications, etc.

But then I stumbled across the Wikipedia Page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microphone) about Microphones.

Damn Wikipedia.. always stealing my thunder, I was looking forward to sharing some knowledge :(



WinterMute
Aug 8, 2005, 01:03 PM
So I was going to fulfil my public duty (and make use of my degree) by explaining exactly what you need to know about microphones - i.e. polar patterns, types (condenser, dynamic), applications, etc.

But then I stumbled across the Wikipedia Page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microphone) about Microphones.

Damn Wikipedia.. always stealing my thunder, I was looking forward to sharing some knowledge :(

It's cool, it's only a basic intro really, I think the subject is deeper and wider than that, for instance, why is an AKG C414 considered a "classic" mic and I think it only just makes the grade as an overhead mic for drums, and why do i think the Neumann U87i is an essential mic for any tracking session?

Lots more to mics than just the physics.

pulsewidth947
Aug 8, 2005, 04:04 PM
Lots more to mics than just the physics.
Sure is, but then theres alot which is just personal opinion which is just too subjective. Physics is something you can cling to as its set in stone. I just thought everyone should really have a good working knowledge of how to read polar patterns and response graphs. But of course your ears can be the best judges of wether a mic is worth its weight or not.