Microphones

As producers you’ll be using microphones constantly throughout the music tech course. You’ll need to have a solid grasp of how microphones capture sound in the first place and be able to select the right kind of microphone for a particular job. Read this introductory article on microphones, it will give you a basic understanding of the construction of mics and their functionality.

MICROPHONE TYPES: Dynamic, Condenser, Ribbon.

This video is a great introduction:

DIRECTIONAL RESPONSE:

To download this document click HERE

STEREO MIKING TECHNIQUES

Music.Tutsplus have a great introduction to six options for using two matched microphones. The important techniques to note are:

  • Spaced Pair
  • XY
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