Join Bill Gibson for an in-depth discussion in this video Sensitivity, part of Microphone Techniques: Essentials.
- [Bill] Now that we know … how the three most common mic types work, … and now that we also know about … some of their characteristics like frequency response … and polar patterns, it's a lot easier to discuss … the strengths and weakness of the mic types. … And this is a good time to consider … more of the typical specifications you might see … on a microphone's technical data sheet. … The microphone you select … for your specific recording situation … makes a big difference to the sound of the final recording. … It's amazing how easy it is to get great sounds … when you've selected the right mic for the job … and you've run the mic through a high-quality preamp. … So let's take a look at some microphone specifications. … Sometimes it can be a little confusing … because not all of these charts are exactly the same. … They're not laid out the same, … they don't state the same kind of information. … But we're just going to look through the basic specifications … and start to understand some of these terms …
- 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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