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The SOS Guide to Live Sound by Paul White

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Chapter Five Microphones

 

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The appropriate choice of microphone is as important in live sound as it is in the studio, and although most gigging bands get by using mainly robust, moving-coil dynamic microphones, it pays to at least be aware of the alternatives. Regardless of the operating principle, a microphone’s purpose in life is to convert sound into an electrical signal that is compatible with a typical mixer’s microphone input. Sound consists of complex, cyclic changes in air pressure, and most microphones are designed to detect these pressure changes using a lightweight diaphragm that can be easily moved by the air. Some form of electrical ...

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