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There are so many terms and expressions in the audio branch. Use Mic Dictionary to find a short, clear definition and learn more about audio.
Many situations require solutions to protect microphones from the elemental issues. Wind and rain generate noise in microphones. In addition, viruses, like Covid, can be transferred to the surface of a mic. Efficient protection in these cases is necessary, but how these solutions affect audio performance must be understood.
Handling noise can disrupt the audio and should be minimized as much as possible. This article takes a closer look at how it is created and gives a couple tips on how to minimize it.
Not all vocal microphones are made equal, so finding the right one for your specific needs is important. There are many key attributes you should consider when choosing your mic. Look at the following points and make sure you actively consider the ones that are most important for your situation.
All condenser microphones need power. Phantom power is the primary standard for professional microphones. Here are answers to 10+ of the most frequent questions about phantom power and its use in microphones.
The bass (kick) drum is the largest sound source of the entire drum kit and also the one with the lowest frequencies. For this application, the 4055 Kick Drum Microphone is one of many great choices.
A drum kit can be difficult to record or amplify optimally because of its size and complexity.
Proximity is when a microphone produces more bass by getting closer to the sound source (a point - or line source). This article takes you through some of the basics of proximity – and introduces a more advanced perspective on the phenomenon.
What are the common misunderstandings regarding dynamic versus condenser mics and why condenser microphones are useful in many situations where dynamic microphones, per tradition, have been preferred?
Is there a unique microphone technique for streaming? Not really. However, often live streaming is characterized by transmission involving the smallest workforce possible. The rule is, therefore, “safety first.” Here we talk about best practice microphone techniques.
The microphone is an electroacoustic device that converts acoustic energy into electrical energy. This conversion occurs via a mechanical system, usually a diaphragm, set into oscillations by a sound field. The mechanical movement is then converted into an electrical signal by an electromechanical coupling.
Tolerances determine precisely how much variation is acceptable when manufacturing each part of a product. It is a general understanding that when you appreciate the role that tolerances play in the manufacturing process, you'll design higher-quality products.
Even though we work with audio and our primary assessment tools are the ears and the heart, sometimes we need to use numbers to describe sound. Most specifications are based on numbers. When we record, we use numbers to describe the amount of data. If we want to communicate a sound pressure level, we use numbers. And it does not end here.
In this article, we will clear up a few "number" issues that apply to audio.
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