[LAU] Microphone advice

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun May 20 18:03:20 CEST 2018

On Sun, 20 May 2018 17:44:53 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Sun, 20 May 2018 11:24:42 +0200, David Kastrup wrote:  
>>If [snip] hypercardioids are nice to have [snip]    
>If, if, if...
>On Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:20:57 -0500, Chris Caudle wrote:  
>>On Sun, April 22, 2018 10:55 am, Ralf Mardorf wrote:    
>>> the best compromise is to buy a matched pair of small diameter
>>> condenser microphones. They are allrounder, not always the best
>>> choice, especially not in the lower price segment, but again, they
>>> are the best compromise for recording      
>>I will say I generally agree with Ralf's assessment, with one
>>> The polar pattern cardioid (kidney) is a good compromise.      
>>Off-axis response is very difficult to get consistent [snip] The most
>>consistent sound quality, particularly with lower cost microphones,
>>will typically be with an omnidirectional pattern. [snip]    
>...you want to get one microphone that fits all, the _good compromise_
>is the middle course.  

PS: A good argument against a cardioid pattern is the off-axis response!
A bad argument against the cardioid pattern is breath noise of a
guitarist, since a guitarist might not cause audible breath noise that
often, as the guitarist might move the guitar out of the axis!

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