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COM30605 - Microphones
Transcript of COM30605 - Microphones
means to do – screen wind.
It is to buffer wind in windy conditions and also acts as a pop filter.
The caged enclosure is called a microphone cover and the shaggy fluffy mitt is called a dead cat/dead kitten.
Are little more complexed, the metal element
(diaphragm) vibrates according to air particles.
Creates good warm sounds with bass accents but very fragile and expensive.
Are versatile, good for
(e.g. singing at K).
Has no internal amplifier
and capable of handling
high sound pressure levels.
Different types of microphones convert acoustic
energy into different electric energy.
Learning to select and identify audio production tools and knowing how they work is very important!!!
Most sensitive to sounds arriving from two directions—in front of and behind the mic
Most sensitive to sound arriving from one direction—in front of the mic
Equally sensitive to sounds arriving from all directions
Directional Pickup patterns
Pickup patterns describe from which direction
most sounds are picked up or heard by the microphone.
Are actually capacitors which stores
energy in electrostatic form.
The diaphragm are two plates; as the plates vibrates (closer or further) they create a charge.
The charge comes from a phantom power or battery to boost the charge into a stronger signal.
Ribbon Mics (Velocity or
Pressure Gradient Mics)
of transducer elements
Lecturer & Tutorial :
Ms. Leong Wai Kit
Basic Audio Visual Production
Semester 2, 2014