Axis


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Axis

Another thing to understand about microphones and their directionality is what we call Axis, that refers to the relationship between where the microphone is pointed and where the source of the sound is coming from. An On-Axis sound is something that's directly in front of the microphone. Off-Axis is something where it's coming from the side, and it's not pointing right at the side of the pattern, see I have got the patterns here. So that's off-axis. Here is another example on-axis, off-axis. Axis is basically broken down into 360 degrees. If something is dead on, 0 degrees, that's on axis.

Anything that's off by any degree is referred to by a degree. So this, for example, would be 45 degrees off-axis. The reason axis is important is because as you move your sound source around the microphone or point the microphone in a different direction, the frequency response and sensitivity of the microphone changes. An axis is a way to kind of, it's a way to make a note of how you ...

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