Home School Microphones


Learn about Dynamic, Condenser, Ribbon and Piezoelectric microphones…

Phantom Power

Condenser microphones require power to their amplifiers to work properly. This is achieved by running a DC voltage directly down the microphone cable.
proximity effect

Microphone Proximity Effect

Proximity effect is an increase in low frequency response when the microphone is close to the sound source, and often effects directional microphones more...

Microphone Output Level / Sensitivity

Because microphone elements are very small, the electric signal generated is very small in comparison with line level devices such as instruments and mixing...
microphone transient response graph

Microphone Transient Response

Transient response is the measure of a microphones ability to capture a very sudden sound “attack”. The limitations of a microphones transient response are...
Microphone Pickup Pattern Featured

Understanding Microphone Pickup Patterns

The electrical and acoustical characteristics of a microphone determine the quality of performance and usefulness for a specific application.
balanced and unbalanced xlr connections

Balanced and Unbalanced Connections

An unbalanced connection uses two wires; one wire carries the signal, and the other wire in the ground.  A balanced connection is a three...