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Shure SM 58, dynamic, cardioid, vocals
Beyerdynamic DT 290, unidirectional, dynamic, sporting events, live broadcast
What are humans capable of hearing?
A type of microphone that is most sensitive to sounds arriving from a single direction
A reduction in dynamic range, as in a compressor. A reduction of a digital data life, either by use of a lossy or a lossless codec
When an object vibrates molecules in the air.
'Intensity Stereo Recordings', a pair of cardioid microphones mounted so that their diaphragms are near to each other, with their lobes seperated by an angle of at least 90 degrees
The number of cycles per second of a repeated electronic or acoustic wave. Measured in Hertz(Hz). The fewer cycles that repeat per second, the lower the sound's pitch
Having two lobes of sensitivity 180 degrees apart, as in a bidirectional pattern
'A-B'; uses at least 2 microphones spaced as much as 10 or 12 feet apart, both pointing toward the same sound source. Spaced mics may be of any polar pattern, but omnidirectional m
The output of a bidirectional microphone and an omnidirectional microphone located as closely together as possible are combined to yield left and right channels of audio. With good
Human hearing's irregular frequency sensitivity. The human ear is most responsive to frequencies between 1 kHz and 6 kHz and declines sharply below 500 Hz and above 7 kHz. In order
A measure of the power or level of variables such as an electrical signal or a sound wave
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19th century German physicist who developed the theory of radio waves
(dB) is the unit to measure the intensity of sound. Developed by scientists working in Bell labs
Volume Usage Meter
Sony ECM 55B, condenser, omnidirectional, voice, speaker, interviews
What is the pain threshold?
A microphone that is equally sensitive to sound arriving from all directions
In an AC signal, a complete interval beginning at zero and rising to a positive peak, through zero again and through a negative peak, and finally back to zero
Shennheiser MD 421, dynamic, cardioid, broadcast, instruments
A stereo setup in which the diaphragms of two bidirectional microphones are placed very close to each other but at a relative angle of 90 degrees
Portions of a sound wave in which air molecules are reduced in density. The negative phase of a sound wave during which molecules 'bounce back' after compression
Two cardioid microphones are placed with their diaphragms angled apart rather than crossing one another

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