What is the microphone True or false?

Students taking the exam could only answer 'true' or false' and internet users are clearly divided about what the correct answer is. One user commented: "False: What is NOT a Microphone, what is a pronoun." This was a question on my sound recording test..
A.

What is a pressure zone microphone?

A boundary microphone is a small omnidirectional condenser mic capsule positioned near or flush with a boundary (surface). The arrangement provides a directional half-space pickup pattern while delivering a relatively phase-coherent output signal.
  • What is a PZM mic used for?

    PZM (Pressure Zone) Microphones are a special type of condenser microphone. Also known as a boundary microphone, this type of microphone uses a sound phenomena called the boundary effect. PZM mics are quite unusual-looking. They are flat and don't really look like microphones at all.
  • What are the small microphones called?

    A lavalier microphone or lavalier (also known as a lav, lapel mic, clip mic, body mic, collar mic, neck mic or personal mic) is a small microphone used for television, theatre, and public speaking applications in order to allow for hands-free operation.
  • What a condenser microphone is used for?

    The X1 cardioid condenser mic is a professional quality microphone that can be used for vocals in the studio or at home. With the convenient maximum sound pressure level of 140dB – you can scream as hard as you want or throw an electric guitar at it without worrying about distortion.
B.

What are the four types of microphones?

There are a few great overall mics to have but there's a reason for the wide array – depends on the job.
  • First a word on patterns. There are 4 main types of microphones: cardioid, super cardioid, omni and figure 8.
  • Dynamic mics.
  • Condenser mics.
  • Ribbon mics.
  • What is a dynamic microphone?

    In the case of a dynamic microphone, a very thin diaphragm of mylar or other material is attached to a coil of hair-thin copper wire. The coil is suspended in a magnetic field and, when sound vibrates the diaphragm, the coil moves up and down, creating a very small electrical current.
  • What is a dynamic microphone used for?

    Dynamic microphones without an attached windshield, such as the SHURE SM57, are able to pick up a natural and pure sound. Therefore, they should be used with such devices as electric guitar amplifiers and acoustic guitars, as well as snare drums and rack toms.
  • What is the use of dynamic microphone?

    Dynamic microphones for vocals and amplifiers and all purpose recording. The Shure SM57 microphone is an industry standard mic that is a must-have in your studio. They are extremely durable and are perfect for recording high volume and percussive instruments such as snare drums, guitar amplifiers and even vocals.
C.

What is a unidirectional microphone used for?

The most common unidirectional microphone is a cardioid microphone, so named because the sensitivity pattern is "heart-shaped", i.e. a cardioid. The cardioid family of microphones are commonly used as vocal or speech microphones, since they are good at rejecting sounds from other directions.
  • What is an omnidirectional condenser microphone?

    Product description. Ideal for interviews, pickup of audience reaction, and musical events. The AT8010 features an omnidirectional polar pattern that provides maximum ambient pickup. The microphone provides an extremely smooth, extended response on- and off-axis. Operates on battery or phantom power.
  • How do condenser microphones work?

    A capacitor has two plates with a voltage between them. In the condenser mic, one of these plates is made of very light material and acts as the diaphragm. The diaphragm vibrates when struck by sound waves, changing the distance between the two plates and therefore changing the capacitance.
  • What is a polar pattern microphone?

    Polar Patterns. The polar pattern of a microphone is the sensitivity to sound relative to the direction or angle from which the sound arrives, or easier worded how w… Recording.

Updated: 29th September 2018

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