AES New York 2015
Tutorial T2

Thursday, October 29, 9:00 am — 11:00 am (Room 1A10)

T2 - Microphones—Can You Hear the Specs?

Eddy B. Brixen, EBB-consult - Smørum, Denmark; DPA Microphones
Jürgen Breitlow, Georg Neumann Berlin - Berlin, Germany; Sennheiser Electronic - Wedemark, Germany
David Josephson, Josephson Engineering, Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Helmut Wittek, SCHOEPS GmbH - Karlsruhe, Germany

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 for, and what to expect.

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