Top Microphone Articles

  • Microphone and Room

    Microphone and Room

    How is the "sound" of a microphone created? We know that every microphone has its distinct signature, depending on its

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  • FAQ: Digital microphones

    It's a pity that so many wrong or misleading information on digital microphones are distributed. Let's try to bring some

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  • White Paper

    White Paper "Digital Microphones and AES42"

    White Paper "Digital Microphones and AES42"/"Digitale Mikrofone und AES42" (11.05.2010) - German version v2.1- English version v2.1 The authors of the

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  • "ORTF-3D": A microphone setup for 3D Audio and VR ambience recording

    Development and application of a stereophonic multichannel recording technique for 3D Audio and VR by Helmut Wittek, 2016 Fig. 1

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Top Microphone Powerpoints

  • On the sound of a microphone

    On the sound of a microphone

    Technical, practical and psychological aspects of the perceived microphone timbre

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  • Microphone Directivity

    Microphone Directivity

    Technical parameters to describe directional microphones

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Microphones

Microphone and Room

How is the "sound" of a microphone created?

We know that every microphone has its distinct signature, depending on its responses in the free and the diffuse field and some other properties like nonlinearities and the proximity effect. An analysis of this signature is allowed by the following recordings. We have recorded a male speaker with 8 microphones in 6 different rooms - simultaneously! This was done by repeating the recording in each room very similarly.

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FAQ: Digital microphones

It's a pity that so many wrong or misleading information on digital microphones are distributed. Let's try to bring some facts into that discussion:

  • Do digital microphones have a higher noise floor than analog microphones?

No. In a digital microphone there are A/D converters and an analogue preamp stage - just as it is the case in a signal chain using an analogue microphone.

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