An introduction to Microphones.

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by pulsewidth947, Aug 8, 2005.

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    pulsewidth947

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    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 about Microphones.

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

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    #2
    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.
     
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    pulsewidth947

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    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.
     

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