Stereo Microphone Arrays

Stereo microphone arrays allow us to capture instruments with immense clarity and precision and offer more options in the post-production stage. I will be showing you a handful of microphone arrays for you to learn and experiment with. I shall also be going into the practical uses of different polar patterns for different hypothetical situations […]

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Microphone Polar Patterns

A microphone’s directionality or polar pattern indicates how sensitive it is to sounds arriving at different angles about its central axis. ‘The polar patterns illustrated above represent the locus of points that produce the same signal level output in the microphone if a given sound pressure level (SPL) is generated from that point’ (Wikipedia, N.D). I shall discuss […]

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Recording Basics

If you didn’t already know, the human ear has a hearing range of 20Hz up to 20,000Hz (20kHz). This graph demonstrates the physical parameters in which we can hear and the ideal volume for which each frequency appears to be at full volume 128 dB (decibels). Now that the basics are out of the way, lets […]

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to ‘A Pedagogical Guide to Sound Recording’! My name is Isaac and I shall be teaching you and fellow readers all of the need to know basics of audio recording. This guide is specifically for audio recording so as long as you have these necessary items we can continue. Microphones: If you’re […]

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