O'Reilly logo

Sound, Lighting and Video: A Resource for Worship by Brad Herring

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 3

More on Microphones

MICROPHONES AND LINE-LEVEL SOURCES

Overview of Microphones

Microphones come in a variety of flavors. They are referenced primarily by their “pickup pattern.” Much like a loudspeaker has a coverage pattern, so does a microphone. There are five basic patterns categories for microphones, and these are referred to as “polar patterns.” You will seem them listed as Omnidirectional, Cardioid, Super-Cardioid, Hyper-Cardioid, and Bidirectional.

Like reading a speaker coverage pattern, polar patterns can be intimidating until you realize what you are looking at. Often times, a manufacturer will give you readings at various frequencies. For most of your work you will suffice knowing the basics. As you advance, you can really ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required