144th AES CONVENTION Workshop W19: Microphones—Can You Hear the Specs? A Master Class

AES Milan 2018
Workshop W19

Thursday, May 24, 16:15 — 17:45 (Arena 3 & 4)

W19 - Microphones—Can You Hear the Specs? A Master Class

Helmut Wittek, SCHOEPS GmbH - Karlsruhe, Germany
Eddy B. Brixen, EBB-consult - Smørum, Denmark; DPA Microphones
Kelly Kay, Josephson Engineering - Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Hans Riekehof, SCHOEPS Mikrofone GmbH - Karlsruhe, Germany
Martin Schneider, Georg Neumann GmbH - Berlin, Germany

There are numerous microphones available to the audio engineer. It's not easy to compare them on a reliable basis, often the choice of the model is made on the basis of experience or perhaps just habits—or just because it looks nice. Nevertheless, there is valuable information in the microphone specifications. This master class held by well-known microphone experts of leading microphone manufacturers demystifies the most important microphone specs and provides the attendees with up-to-date information on how these specs are obtained and can be interpreted. Furthermore, many practical audio demonstrations are given in order to help everyone to understood how the numbers relate to the perceived sound.

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