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Polar Patterns – Part 4: Figure 8

The Straight Story on Microphone Directionality

Welcome to the new installment of our microphone polar patterns series! In this article, we’ll examine a special pattern that goes by several names: figure 8, figure of eight, or bi-directional pattern.

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Polar Patterns – Part 3: Supercardioid

The Straight Story on Microphone Directionality

Look up in the sky — It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … supercardioid. That’s right, this week we shed the glasses and duck into the telephone booth to examine just what goes on inside supercardioid mics. We’ll learn what makes supercardiod mics special and discuss how you can use them in the studio and on stage.

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Polar Patterns – Part 2: Cardioid

The Straight Story On Microphone Directionality

Cardioid microphones, such as the AKG P4 instrumental microphone or D5 C vocal microphone for live performances, have a heart-shaped sensitivity pattern – thus the name “cardioid”, from the Greek word “kardia” for “heart.”

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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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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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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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AKG DROCON Technology

Getting the drop on dropouts

Posted by Leah on 5 June 2014

The untethered freedom a wireless mic provides is a boon for performers and presenters alike as long as interference is dealt with.Thanks to advanced countermeasures, the AKG DMSTetrad wireless microphone system is extremely effective at protecting against interference. But as every performer knows, there are rare occasions when a dropout occurs.To get the drop on dropouts, AKG has developed new, complementary technology that wrestles them into submission.

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AKG Varimotion Technology

Posted by Alyssa on 16th Jan 2014

The heart of any headphone or microphone is the diaphragm. It's the component that handles the challenging task of turning its mechanical motion into the electrical signal that delivers the sound. Varimotion from AKG is a unique, patented technology that allows the production of a diaphragm whose thickness varies along its diameter.

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