Cardioid PickupThere are two types of microphone pickup pattern that can be used to minimise picking up background news and reduce the risk of feedback between the microphone (when correctly placed) and speakers. The images below show the comparison between Cardioid and Super cardioid pickup patterns.
Omni PickupAn Omni directional pickup pattern picks up sound from all around the microphone, typically a tieclip microphone for a wireless system would be Omni Directional to aid pickup when the wearer turns there head etc.
Condensor MicrophonesA condensor microphone requires a power supply to make it work, this can take the form of batteries or Phantom Power. Our microphone listings will tell you which kind of power supply is required (if any). Phantom power is provided by the Audio Mixer, if you are not sure if your mixer provides this please contact us for advice.
Hemisphere PickupA boundary microphone uses a hemispherical pickup pattern, ideal for recording round table discussions
Boundary Mic top view
Boundary Mic side view
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