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The Science of Sound Recording by Jay Kadis

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CHAPTER SIX

Microphones

Contents

Dynamic Microphones

Capacitor Microphones

Spatial Sensitivity

Microphone Specifications

Multiple-Microphone Techniques

Suggested Reading

Microphones are the most critical element in the recording chain. Every sound not synthesized purely electronically must be transduced through a microphone in order to be recorded. There is a bewildering array of available microphones, and each may be optimally suited to a slightly different application. One of the most important areas of knowledge for a recording engineer is the proper application of microphones: selection and placement both require a solid understanding of how microphones work to obtain the best possible results. This knowledge is ultimately achieved through ...

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