Pickup (or polar) pattern Omni – good for recording groups in a good room. Also great when put in the middle of a drum kit. Can be used as excellent vox mic. Example: Earthworks QTC1 Pickup (or polar) pattern Directional (Cardioid) – pickup pattern helps isolate the sound and avoid “bleeding” Usually used for VOX and close micing instruments Example: Shure SM58, AKG Perception 120 Pickup (or polar) pattern Bi-Directional (Figure 8) Known for a smooth sound. Common in the 30s and 40s. Often used with vocalists on each side of the mic. Example: RCA 44, Royer 122, AKG 414
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