Learn the difference between how dynamic and condenser mics work. Lari also covers the options of pickup patterns in microphones, and how the frequency response—and your proximity to the microphone—affects the sound. This can help narrow down your search for the perfect microphone to suit your style.
- Okay we're talking about live microphones,…microphones to use for live singing applications.…The first big question is whether you are using…a dynamic microphone or a condenser microphone.…These are two different kinds of microphones.…They're designed differently.…A dynamic microphone, this is an example of a dynamic,…this is a Shure SM58, it is like the workhorse…of live vocal applications,…it's a very inexpensive microphone,…it's very hardy and robust,…and it's a dynamic microphone which means…that it's designed to work without a power supply.…
It does not need a power supply…or a battery in order to work.…So a dynamic microphone like this is very robust,…it travels well, it can take a beating out on the road,…and do what you need it to do.…A condenser microphone is just a different design.…It's designed so that the diaphragm moves…and the diaphragm itself is charged,…and so it requires a power supply,…it requires an external source of power…and you call that phantom power…when a microphone is a condenser mic…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- Singing harmony and straight tone
- Crafting your vocal tone
- Using vibrato and messa di voce
- Working with the chest and head voice
- Singing in a low or high register
- Selecting a microphone for live performance and recording
- Understanding the Nashville Number System