145th AES CONVENTION Recording & Production Track Event RP01: Microphones—Can You Hear the Specs? A Master Class

AES New York 2018
Recording & Production Track Event RP01

Wednesday, October 17, 10:45 am — 12:15 pm (1E21)

Recording & Production: RP01 - Microphones—Can You Hear the Specs? A Master Class

Helmut Wittek, SCHOEPS Mikrofone GmbH - Karlsruhe, Germany
Eddy Bøgh Brixen, EBB-consult - Smørum, Denmark; DPA Microphones - Allerød, Denmark
David Josephson, Josephson Engineering, Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Microphones and Applications

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