Expand Your Polar Pattern Palette with Sphere™

With Sphere microphone modeling technology it is possible to select any one of nine polar patterns even if the original mic doesn’t have all of those options. Pretty cool, huh? Typical multi-pattern microphones allow adjustment of the polar pattern by electrically blending different amounts of front and rear cardioid capsule outputs. An omnidirectional pattern is…

Dark Side of the Mic - Why Axis Matters

All microphones have a frequency response that is dependent on the direction that sound arrives from. Audio engineers have made use of this fact to adjust the tonality of recordings probably for as long as microphones have existed. For some mics, particularly cardioid condensers, about 20 degrees off-axis gives the flattest smoothest response. Moving farther…

Expand Your Polar Pattern Palette with Sphere™

With Sphere microphone modeling technology it is possible to select any one of nine polar patterns even if the original mic doesn’t have all of those options. Pretty cool, huh? Typical multi-pattern microphones allow adjustment of the polar pattern by electrically blending different amounts of front and rear cardioid capsule outputs. An omnidirectional pattern is…

Dark Side of the Mic - Why Axis Matters

All microphones have a frequency response that is dependent on the direction that sound arrives from. Audio engineers have made use of this fact to adjust the tonality of recordings probably for as long as microphones have existed. For some mics, particularly cardioid condensers, about 20 degrees off-axis gives the flattest smoothest response. Moving farther…