[LAU] Pro Audio? OT rant.

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Sat Dec 29 11:13:19 UTC 2012

On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 06:38:24PM -0800, Len Ovens wrote:

> I would guess a lot of that is omni vs. cardioid. How does that effect
> monitoring (the main reason for directionality on stage)?

A directional mic wil give you a few dB advantage, but only if it
is and _stays_ oriented correctly - something you can't always
count on. OTOH an omni can be used very close more easily.

Another thing that affects feedback and is often overlooked is
the frequency response (of all components in the chain). 
Narrow peaks of a few dB  (which will not even affect the sound
quality) will negate any advantage there is in using a directional



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