Audio Solutions Question of the Week Roundup: Explaining Microphone Specifications

We get a lot of questions about microphone design and function. And with good reason. In order to choose a microphone for a specific application and to use it effectively, it’s important to understand the basics of microphone construction.

Below we’ve compiled a list of posts from our Question of the Week series that deal with microphone specifications. Follow the links to learn more about these important elements of microphone design.

Audio Solutions Question of the Week Roundup: Explaining Microphone Specifications

What do Microphone Specifications Mean?

What is a Microphone’s Frequency Response and Why is it Important to Know?

What is a Microphone’s Sensitivity and Why is It Important to Know?

What is a Microphone’s Maximum Input Sound Level, Self-Noise, Signal-to-Noise Ration and Dynamic Range, and Why are these Measurement’s Important?

What do the Symbols Mean on my A-T Microphone? (Part 1 – Low Cut & Pad)

What do the Symbols Mean on my A-T Microphone? (Part 2 – Pickup Pattern)

What do the Symbols Mean on my A-T Microphone? (Part 3 – Stereo Configurations)

What is Microphone Polar Pattern? (Part 1: Omnidirectional)

What is Microphone Polar Pattern? (Part 2: Directional)

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