Microphones

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  • Created on: 21-05-16 12:31
What is a transducer?
A device that converts energy from one form to another (e.g a microphone)
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3 Advantages of a dynamic microphone?
Versatile / Sturdy / Tough / Can handle high volume levels / Do not require batteries or external power
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3 Advantages of a condenser microphone?
Can handle wide frequencies /More responsive / Can capture subtle noises / Best for soft instruments
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What is an omnidirectional microphone?
Used to capture ambient noise from all directions (it is general and non focused so no sound with overpower the rest)
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What is a cardioid microphone?
Used to emphasise sound from the chosen direction (while leaving some latitude for the sides, e.g mic movement/ambiance) + Handheld microphones are often cardioid
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What is a hypercardiod microphone?
An exaggerated version of a cardioid, very directional and eliminates most noise from sides and behind. Often used to isolate sound from especially ambient areas
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What is a bidirectional microphone?
Figure of 8, equal sound pick up form two directions. Often used in interviews to pick up both speakers.
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Versatile / Sturdy / Tough / Can handle high volume levels / Do not require batteries or external power

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3 Advantages of a dynamic microphone?

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Can handle wide frequencies /More responsive / Can capture subtle noises / Best for soft instruments

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Used to capture ambient noise from all directions (it is general and non focused so no sound with overpower the rest)

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Used to emphasise sound from the chosen direction (while leaving some latitude for the sides, e.g mic movement/ambiance) + Handheld microphones are often cardioid

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