Join Bill Gibson for an in-depth discussion in this video Blind evaluations of three mics, part of Microphone Techniques: Essentials.
- [Narrator] So as a test, … let's look at this frequency response graph. … We can tell that it's very, very flat, … from the low end to the high end. … There's a bump of a dB or two here across … from five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10k rolls off, … up at 20 kilohertz. … But it has a very flat frequency response. … This is characteristic of a condenser microphone. … And this is, in fact, the Rode NT-1 condenser microphone. … Let's look at this frequency response graph. … It tells us a lot about this microphone. … First of all, we should notice this peak … that's centered on four k. … We should expect a peak like that … to give us understandability if it were … in a vocal application, … but we also can expect that it would emphasize … the attack component, but it's an equalized attack. … Which would probably indicate … that this microphone is a dynamic microphone. … This frequency response graph is not characteristic … of a condenser microphone or a ribbon microphone. … We should also notice right away …
- 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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