Join Bill Gibson for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating the Shure Beta 87, part of Microphone Techniques: Essentials.
- [Instructor] Here's the frequency response chart … for another Shure microphone, the Beta 87. … The Beta 87 is a condenser microphone … so it responds well to transients … but it's also designed to be used … in a handheld vocal setting. … So you can see that the primary frequency response line … rolls off quite a bite starting around 1K … and then at 200 hertz and 100 hertz … it's really taking a nose dive. … So this microphone by design is used … in a close miking application … but the capsule being a condenser design … is capable of capturing transients just the way … any other condenser microphone would be able to. … Here we can tell that although it rolls of on the low-end, … there are still a couple of presence peaks in the high-end … and it really keeps going up to about 20 kilohertz … even though it drops off. … But these presence peaks here are a lot like the SM58. … There's a peak here between four and 5K … and then there's another peak up here at 10 kilohertz … and that's going to help accentuate the …
- 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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