Types of microphones

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Types of microphones

  1. 1. Microphones Types and uses
  2. 2. Anatomy of a Microphone Content taken from: https://microphones.audiolinks.com/
  3. 3. Anatomy of a Microphone Content taken from: https://microphones.audiolinks.com/
  4. 4. Recording PatternsUnidirectional (cardioid) - pickup patterns are most sensitive to sound produced on the front side of the microphone capsule. Super-cardioidpickup patterns have a greater sensitivity than cardioid pickup patternsOmnidirectional (boundary) - pickup patterns are sensitive to sound from all directions of the microphone capsuleBidirectional (figure 8) - pickup patterns are sensitive to signals emanating from the front and back sides of the microphone capsule while rejecting sounds from the left and right sides of the microphone capsule Content taken from: https://microphones.audiolinks.com/
  5. 5. Types of MicrophonesDynamic microphones - a physical cone acts like a lens to concentrate the incoming sound waves.Ribbon microphones - Ribbon microphones consist of a thin strip of metallic foil suspended in front of a magnetic plate.Condenser microphones - Rather than a vibrating wire coil, condenser microphones have a thin diaphragm and solid back plate which make up an electronic component known as a capacitor. Content taken from: https://microphones.audiolinks.com/
  6. 6. Types of MicrophonesWired microphones – wired mics offer reliable connections and can cost less than wireless micsHandheld wireless - are literally held in the hand of a presenter or a vocalist. In this way the microphones can be used as a prop in a performanceHands-free wireless - come in three popular configurations, lapel (or lavaliere) wireless microphones, collar wireless microphones and headband wireless microphones Content taken from: https://microphones.audiolinks.com/
  7. 7. Microphones Types and uses

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