1. Define the following terms:

a. Polar Pattern
b. Proximity Effect
c. SPL (Sound Pressure Level)
d. Ambient Miking
e. Pop Filter

2. What is the difference between an Active & Passive Microphone?

 

3. What type of microphone is a:

Shure SM58:

Polar Pattern: 

Active or Passive:

Shure SM57:

Polar Pattern:

Active or Passive:

Shure KSM27:

Polar Pattern:

Active or Passive:

Rode NT5:

Polar Pattern:

Active or Passive:

PGM Kick Drum Mic:

Polar Pattern:

Active or Passive:

4. What is Sibilance?

a. Feedback from a microphone
b. The “S” sound in a recording
c. Distortion in a recording
d. Feedback in a recording

5. What is a Desser?

 

6. Which microphone would have a better low frequency response?

Large Diaphragm Dynami

Small Diaphragm Condenser

7. Which microphone would have a better high frequency response?

Small Diaphragm Dynamic

Small Diaphragm Condenser

Why? Justify your answer:

8. Which microphone would be more directional? 

Cardioid

Super Cardioid

9. Which cable is not able to carry phantom power, a balanced or an unbalanced cable?

 

10. What is the 3:1 Rule?

 

11. Which stereo miking activity does the 3:1 rule apply to? 

 

 

12. Of the 3 microphones listed below which low frequencies more accurately?

 

Small Diaphragm Condenser

 

Large Diaphragm Condenser

 

“Pencil” Condenser

 

13. Of the 3 microphones listed below which will capture sound equally in all directions?

 

Unidirectional

 

Omnidirectional

 

Bi-Directional

 

14. What is the difference between gain and volume?

 

 

15. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using a condenser microphone.


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