Join Bill Gibson for an in-depth discussion in this video Assess mics for tone and transients, part of Microphone Techniques: Essentials.
- [Instructor] Before we jump into why mics work … and why we should be able to predict … how they might sound on a specific instrument, … listen to the following mics and take note … of the differences in how they sound. … We'll cover the technical differences later in this course, … but for now pay attention to what you hear … and do your best to describe what you're hearing. … I like to use acoustic guitar for my comparisons … because it has a clean transient attack … and a full-bodied tone. … Listen to these examples and assess these characteristics: … High-frequency content, is there a good representation … of the upper frequencies between four and 10 … or 12 kilohertz? … Do they sound clean and crisp, … or do they sound like they've been brightened up with EQ? … Or do they sound smooth and warm … with a little bit of an understated transient? … Midrange content. … Is there a smooth and solid midrange … between about 250 hertz and two kilohertz or so? … Low-frequency content. … Is the sound solid and smooth, …
- Wireless mics
- Handling noise
- Operating principles
- Shaping the pickup pattern
- Operating condenser
- Using high-pass filters
- Evaluating mics and mic specs
Skill Level Beginner
Video Production: Location Audio Recordingwith Anthony Q. Artis1h 23m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Videowith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
1. Microphone Fundamentals
2. Operating Principles
3. Understanding Mic Specs
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