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The essentials of choosing the right mic for the job

Written by Warren Kelly | Published in
First published: 24-09-2014
Size3.41 MB
Create DateOctober 1, 2014
Last UpdatedJuly 29, 2015

Before buying a microphone, it is essential to make sure that it will do the job you want it to do. This means that you have to clearly understand which application(s) the microphone was designed for.

There is no such thing as an all-purpose microphone that is ideal for every application. Differences in pickup pattern, maximum SPL constraints and noise floor should all be taken into account during the selection process. All microphones are made for a certain purpose or sometimes a compromise between several related purposes.

This white paper explores the different types of microphones available on the market and examines both the advantages and disadvantages of all things that one must consider when purchasing new microphones.

The essentials of choosing the right mic for the job

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