Join Bill Gibson for an in-depth discussion in this video Reading the frequency response chart, part of Microphone Techniques: Essentials.
- [Instructor] It's very important to understand … each individual microphone's specification. … But these specifications only become really valuable … when you consider them all together. … In this section we'll consider frequency response, … polar response, sensitivity, impedance, … sound pressure levels, dynamic range … and signal-to-noise ratio specs. … And as we go through them we'll also be considering … how they all work together to provide a clear picture … of what we should expect from each different mic. … Let's take a look at a few frequency response charts … that represent some very commonly used mics in the studio … and live on stage. … There're really just three microphone types … that we most commonly use in the studio … or live to capture audio. … Dynamic, also called moving coil, condenser and ribbon. … The frequency response chart … basically just plots the response to the microphone … to frequencies across the audible spectrum. … So you can tell it starts down here at 20 hertz, …
- Wireless mics
- Handling noise
- Operating principles
- Shaping the pickup pattern
- Operating condenser
- Using high-pass filters
- Evaluating mics and mic specs
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Microphone Fundamentals
2. Operating Principles
3. Understanding Mic Specs
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