Microphones sound like an ordinary music instrument, don’t they? But to a singer, a Recording Microphones are his life partner. A partner he is attached and committed to by heart.
Recording Microphones are often called a mic. Recording microphones are used in various fields like recording some song, beat boxing, etc. They are also used in telephones, hearing aids, public address systems, in concert halls and public events.
They hold key importance in multiple places and event. They are essential to announcing information in a public event, they are essential in other live shows and events and are used to give a power packed performance by symbols of the music industry! Recording Microphones are everywhere. Probably they are omnipresent!
There are many different types of Recording Microphones in the industry today like :
- Electret condenser
- Fiber optic
At one point or another, we have all wondered how sound of someone beating the drums is, someone hitting a high note or someone playing a guitar is recorded. Well, remember how sound that we hear is just energy, which is carried in the air by vibrations. Inside Recording Microphones, is a diaphragm (much smaller than a one you would find in a loudspeaker, usually made of very thin plastic). This Diaphragm moves back and forth when the sound waves hit it. These movements are recorded with the help of the same. So, if one had to say a microphone is basically a device that converts the mechanical energy waves or sound into electrical energy waves.
Different Recording Microphones have different microphone patterns. These patterns can vary in terms of directions. They can be unidirectional (which are primarily sensitive to the sounds from only one direction) or they can be omnidirectional (a simple mic design that will pick up all the sound present, regardless of their point of origin). In most cases, they are also bi-directional (these microphones receive the sound equally from both the front and the back of the element). Most of the ribbon microphones are of a bi-directional pattern. They do not respond to sound pressure at all, only to the change in the pressure between the front and the back.
The music industry now is constantly experimenting with the raw materials to improve the microphone in terms of sound quality, sensitivity, and frequency response. As technology changes, Recording Microphones are becoming more and more common. They are now also available along with new computer system, giving the user the opportunity to talk to friends and family over the Internet. Depending on the use, microphones are redesigned to incorporate the different needs of the customers.