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Hear How Polar Patterns Affect
The Sound In Multi-Pattern Mics

By Juan Carlos Bagnell
aka "Some Audio Guy"
Audio Engineer

There's a wide world of microphones out there, and sometimes the landscape can get a bit confusing. Spoken word recording is a unique challenge, and there are many avenues available to us in trying to capture "honest" audio.

One avenue often overlooked by voice actors is the flexibility afforded us with multi-pattern microphones. Has anyone ever told you that you don't need to worry about polar patterns for spoken word recordings? If so, they were wrong.

Now let's take a look at why they were wrong...


Juan Carlos Bagnell, aka "Some Audio Guy," is a veteran audio engineer who writes a highly entertaining and informative blog: Ramblings of Some Audio Guy.


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Comments (3)
Robert Leach
8/23/2012 at 12:02 AM
Thank you so much for that! When I have asked about adjustable patterns I got a (figurative) pat on the head and told "you don't need to worry about that." I am looking at another mic for the locker and now I am much more informed!
Celia Lynn
5/19/2012 at 8:22 PM
Thank you, Juan! Great video -- very informative!

5/17/2012 at 9:00 AM
Excellent, Juan.
I'm inspired to play around with the polar patterns. your delivery style.
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