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Wireless microphone system basics

Wireless microphones are radio systems that replace the wire (or cable) used to connect a microphone to a sound system. A microphone cable is a simple device that is very reliable, low in cost, but restricts movement and can not be concealed by an actor. Wireless microphones should only be used when a wired microphone […]

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What is proximity effect as it relates to microphones?

When dealing with microphones, proximity effect actually has two meanings. The first meaning deals with an increase in low frequency response when a microphone is very close to the sound source. It is an inherent characteristic of direct tonal microphones, or those with a directional pickup pattern such as cardioid or super-cardioid. Omnidirectional microphones do […]

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