Microphone Directional Response

This is an excerpt from a course on the excellent Lynda training site. It’s about microphone directional response. I wrote and article about this here – Directional and Omnidirectional Microphones – What Are They Good For? .

This video (below) is a great additional piece to help you better understand the same topic. Understanding how a microphone pics up sound is pretty important in both recording and live sound.

You can achieve a lot of cool stuff, like lowered noise (with a cardioid’s “null” pointing to the noise source), by knowing the polar pattern of your microphones.

Check out the video on microphone directional response below:

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