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ABOUT THIS MODULE

In this module, we're going to take a look at the second major classification- the pick-up pattern.  The pick-up pattern is the shape of the zone around the microphone in which it picks up sound the best.  If the sound-generating source is in the zone, the sound will be full and robust, but as the source leaves the zone, the sound becomes more distant or muddy. Learn about omnidirectional, cardioid, hypercardiod, figure-of-8, multipattern mics and much more.
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 18:55 video detailing the types of pick-up patterns
  • Illustrated companion guide

LEARN

  • How pick-up patterns work
  • Omnidirectional mics
  • Cardioid mics
  • Hypercardioid mics
  • Shotgun mics
  • Figure of 8 mics
  • Multi-pattern mics
  • How to choose the best pick-up pattern for your shoot
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