Tuesday, May 23, 13:00 — 14:30 (Salon 4+5 London)
Helmut Wittek (Chair), Jürgen Breitlow (Panelist), Hans Riekehof-Böhmer (Panelist), Martin Schneider (Panelist)
There are lots and lots of microphones available to the audio engineer. The final choice is often made on the basis of experience or perhaps just habits. (Sometimes the mic is chosen because of the Looks...). Nevertheless, there is valuable information in the microphone specifications. This tutorial demystify the most important microphone specs and provide the attendee with up-to-date information on how these specs are obtained and understood and how the numbers relate to the perceived sound. It takes a critical look on how specs are presented to the user, what to look and listen for, and what to expect.
This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Microphones and Applications