J321 C Class Presentation 7_Audio Production II

J321 C Class Presentation 7_Audio Production II - Audio...

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Audio Production II Homero Gil de Zuniga School of Journalism University of Texas - Austin
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Microphones How does a mic work? Piece of material inside the metal grid that vibrates when sound is present This waves are converted into electrical impulses Mics commonly classified based on their pick up pattern Unidirectional or Cardiodid Omnidirectional
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Microphones Unidirectional or cardiodid Most common style of mic The pattern is somewhat heart-shaped, leading many engineers to call them "cardiod“ The tighter the pattern is, the less sound is picked up from areas away from the mic element Captures sound very clearly in the front isolating the back
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Microphones Omnidirectional Used for different purposes (video) The pattern is globe-shaped heart-shaped Not very well suited for face-to- face interviews Captures sound equally from every direction
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Microphones How technology advances… also reflected in the mics!
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