When would you use a supercardioid microphone?

When would you use a supercardioid microphone?

When Should You Use A Supercardioid Microphone?

  • On the end of a boom pole for film purposes.
  • Mounted to the camera for better rejection of off-frame sounds.
  • In front of dual foldback monitors (at the pattern null points) in live sound reinforcement situations.
  • For a narrow acceptance angle and directional pick up.

Is supercardioid and hypercardioid the same?

Hypercardioid is similar to supercardioid, except that it offers an even narrower picking pattern. At the same time, it is also more sensitive to the sounds coming from the rear. Sounds from the rear end are being picked from a wider angle and with a greater amplitude than that of a supercardioid.

Which is better cardioid or omnidirectional?

A cardioid may be the right choice, but often an omni would give a better performance, because of its sonic qualities, low handling-, wind- and pop-noise and lack of proximity effect. Furthermore, the “leakage” in a DPA omnidirectional microphone will sound more natural. Leakage is only a problem if it sounds bad.

What is a supercardioid dynamic microphone?

You’ve heard of cardioid microphones and dynamic microphones, but let’s take a moment to talk about supercardioid microphones. A supercardioid microphone offers the user a very directional cardioid pattern that responds best to sounds directly in the microphones line of sight.

What does cardioid mean for subwoofers?

A cardioid subwoofer or subwoofer array produces a heart-shaped coverage pattern in which levels are louder to the front of it and lower behind it. There are several methods for achieving a cardioid pattern but the principles of the function depend upon signals from multiple sources being aligned in one direction and mis-aligned in the other.

What is cardioid pattern?

The cardioid pattern is the most common unidirectional microphone pickup pattern. The definition of cardioid is “heart-shaped” and a quick look at the diagram to the right shows where it got its name. A microphone with a cardioid pickup pattern only picks up sound from sources located in front of the mic and minimizes any sounds coming from behind.

What is “wide cardioid”?

Wide Cardioid. A polar pattern that falls between an omnidirectional pattern and a traditional cardioid pattern. Wide cardioid, also known as ” subcardioid ” offers broader pickup and natural response, while still providing rejection from the rear of the microphone.

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