Join Bill Gibson for an in-depth discussion in this video Demonstration of polar patterns, part of Microphone Techniques: Essentials.
- [Instructor] Choosing the polar pattern is one … of the most important sound-shaping choices … that a sound engineer makes … because it fundamentally defines the spatial intimacy … of the captured sound. … Let's take a look at how polar patterns … affect the way a microphone captures sound. … I'll be using a single multi-pattern microphone … and an acoustic guitar to demonstrate these polar patterns. … This AKG 414 XLII includes omnidirectional, subcardioid, … cardioid, hypercardioid, and bidirectional patterns. … And I have the on-mic pad and filter off. … Omnidirectional mics pick up evenly … all the way around the mic in a 360-degree sphere. … They don't reject sounds from any direction. … Anytime you want to capture a sound … that includes the influence of the room, … an omni mic is a good choice. … (bright acoustic guitar music) … (bright acoustic guitar music) … (bright acoustic guitar music) … (bright acoustic guitar music) … Bidirectional microphones capture sounds equally …
- 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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