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Microphone Polar Patterns – Part 1: Omnidirectional

The Straight Story On Microphone Directionality

There’s a lot in this world that confuses people. Algebra, insurance policies, Stephen Hawking’s theories, to name a few. In the music world, microphone polar patterns seem to cause a bit of head-scratching. Of course, polar patterns aren’t as confusing as, say, the nutritional information on a food label, but they confound plenty of people. So to clear the air, let’s take a look at the different polar patterns and the benefits of each.

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DJ Ravi Drums performs with AKG microphones

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DJ Ravi Drums

One-man wrecking crew

Ravi Jakkhotia alias DJ Ravi Drums is anything but subtle. “Explosive”, “in your face”, “one-man wrecking machine” – these are just some of the words used to describe the DJ/drummer, credited with having invented the process of live drum playing while remixing. Backing him up is a multitude of AKG microphones, arrayed to capture all the power and punch of his passionate performances.

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AKG's Flat-wire Voice Coil

Spacious, accurate sound

It’s probably for the best that the earth is round and not flat, and flat broke is not something anyone would aspire to. But to get the best possible sound from headphones, AKG has determined that flat is the way to go, at least for voice coils.

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Bootsy Collins uses AKG wireless systems and the C214 recording microphone

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Bootsy Collins - Pfunkateer

Funk Bassist, Singer, Songwriter, Funk Master

If funk could possibly be a lifestyle, then Bootsy Collins has lived it, lived it well and is still living it. The pioneering funk bassist, singer and songwriter, a big fan of AKG mics and headphones, was one of the founding members of the influential “P-Funk” sound that emerged in the 1970’s. Much of his time is now spent on his foundation and online university helping young musicians, but he continues to perform and record and still relies on AKG.

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How to Choose the Right Pro Headphones

Part1

Entering the world of professional headphones can be a dizzying experience. You’ll find a bevy of specs, model numbers and features that represent unique performance and listening possibilities. So, in a sea of options, how do you find the perfect headphone to suit your needs? Simple. Just keep reading...

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Mike Avenaim relies on AKG microphones

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Mike Avenaim

Mike Avenaim relies on AKG microphones

Hailing from Sydney, Australia and now residing in Los Angeles, Mike Avenaim quickly made a name for himself through his ability to perform in any musical situation. Whether in the studio or on stage, his experience as a drummer, producer, musical director and multi-instrumentalist has taken him around the world with artists such as Scott Weiland, Emblem3, Zella Day, M-Phazes, The McClymonts, Troy Harley and many others. In the studio, Mike relies on AKG microphones to capture his drums—we sat down with him for a chat to learn more.

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The Palace of the Republic, Kazakhstan

Breaking the language barrier.

It’s enough to send even the most experienced event planner into a tizzy – an audience of 3,000 people coming to hear from a panel of 20 speakers, with as many as seven different languages spoken. But it’s not a problem at the Palace of the Republic in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where an AKG CS5 Digital Conference System is easily up to the task.

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Hannes Arch

Ready for Takeoff

How does an air race pilot mentally prepare for the adrenaline rush of a competition? For Red Bull Air Race pilot Hannes Arch, music is what gets him psyched for those 200+ mph runs through the pylons. And it’s an eclectic mix, ranging from classical to electronic to grunge rock on the AV100.

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Royal Republic relies on AKG wireless technology

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Royal Republic

Explosive Swedish garage rock.

Delve into what it is that makes Swedish garage rockers Royal Republic so popular, and one word keeps popping up–fun. And make no mistake, the four members of this hard-working band enjoy every minute of making their explosive, infectious brand of rock with a little help from AKG.

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