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Phantom power: what it is, when you need it and how to use it

Phantom power: what it is, when you need it and how to use it

Perhaps you’re looking at the specs of a mic and you’ve noticed that it requires something called ‘phantom power’… Or maybe you’ve seen a button on your audio interface labelled […]

Proximity effect explained: what it is and how to work with it

Proximity effect explained: what it is and how to work with it

What is the proximity effect? Proximity effect, also referred to as ‘bass tip up’, refers to the audible increase in the low end that occurs as certain types of microphone […]

Polar patterns: Understanding different microphone pick up patterns

Polar patterns: Understanding different microphone pick up patterns

A microphone’s ‘polar pattern’ or ‘pick up pattern’ defines how sensitive the mic is to sounds coming from different directions. No matter what type of mic you’re using, whether it […]

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