Learn the Frequency Response and Proximity Effect of Mics


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Frequency response and the proximity effect

Frequency response refers to how sensitive a person or an animal or a microphone is to different frequencies, how sensitive it is at different levels. When you purchase microphones like the polar pattern graph and other spec sheet you'll get is the frequency response chart, which is what we're looking at here. Now ideally, everyone kind of is shooting for, in their microphone design initially, to create a flat frequency response or one that picks up all the frequencies from 20 to 20k evenly, in a flat sense equally.

It picks up the bass as much as it picks up the high end stuff, and it doesn't drop out the mids or whatever. But that's always the goal of devices. It's a really hard thing to accomplish. There's definitely devices that do it, some of them are expensive, some of them are cheap. But generally speaking, microphone manufacturers aim for that goal, but then they also make certain adjustments to the frequency response so that it works differently in different applica...

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