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Recording Technologies Microphones - Metalworks Institute - Online Certificate Courses

Recording Technologies: Microphones



Course Overview:

This course will provide students with a broad introduction to the basics of microphones including microphone construction, microphone operation and microphone classification. During this course students will examine the various types of microphones used by professional recording engineers, polar patterns, impedance, phase cancellation and feedback. Most notably, this course will look at microphone techniques used by professional recording engineers as well as choosing the best microphone any given scenario.

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Introduction to Sound
Lesson 2: Introduction to Microphones
Lesson 3: Microphone Accessories
Lesson 4: Signal Flow
Lesson 5: Polar Patterns
Lesson 6: Frequency Response and Proximity Effect
Lesson 7: Microphone Controls
Lesson 8: Impedance
Lesson 9: Phase & Phase Cancellation
Lesson 10: Feedback
Lesson 11: Choosing the Right Microphone
Lesson 12: Stereo Microphone Techniques


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