Tag: microphones

  • Audio lingo: Microphones

    While there are more types of microphones, the three useful for podcasting are dynamic, condenser and ribbon microphones. Condenser microphones have been used for all kinds of applications for a long time, and quality varies a lot. They require some sort of power source, like phantom power. Dynamic microphones are often more directional than condensers […]

  • Hat-trick

    Yesterday I had to record some spoken word in a rather noisy small room. The noise was mostly from computers and the like. Because of this I picked a dynamic microphone (a Shure SM58) instead of a condenser and thought that if I just pointed it away from the source of the noise it would […]