Join Bill Gibson for an in-depth discussion in this video Maximum sound pressure level (SPL), part of Microphone Techniques: Essentials.
- [Instructor] The next spec we can take … a look at is maximum SPL. … This is a really important specification … because it really tells you how loud the source can be … before the microphone will start to distort the signal. … The fact that the Royer R-121 has a maximum SPL of 135 … makes it so that it can handle pretty loud sounds. … It's tough when you put a microphone like this … on a TomTom or a snare drum … or on a really loud guitar amplifier … because those are loud sources. … Although these Royer microphones are good at … standing at especially the guitar amplifiers, … they sound as good or better … than anything on guitar amplifiers. … But 135dB is pretty loud. … If you really want to get your decibel meter out … and measure how loud it is at the guitar amp speaker, … this maximum SPL gives you some idea … of what you're dealing with. … Dynamic microphones are pretty rugged … and this SM 57 doesn't even have … a specification for maximum SPL because it'll … handle quite a bit of volume before it starts to break up. …
- 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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