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ABOUT THIS MODULE

Microphones convert sound energy into electrical energy and can do so in different ways.  In this module, we're going to explore how microphones capture sound, how that sound is converted into energy and the strengths and weaknesses of each microphone type.

IN THIS MODULE

  • 21:56 video that explores the different microphone types
  • Illustrated companion guide

LEARN

  • How microphones work
  • How a dynamic microphone works
  • How a condenser microphone works
  • How a ribbon microphone works
  • What is the signal-to-noise ratio
  • What is sensitivity and how is it measured
  • What is the maximum sound pressure level
  • What is frequency response
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