Microphones 101: A Beginner’s Guide
Anyone in the production business, at some point, makes recordings, and at the head of every recording is the microphone. This is the single most important element of any signal chain that records audio—whether it’s a recording studio, production studio, or voice-over studio. The microphone is likened to a camera lens—change lenses and you can change the quality or perspective of the picture. In this way, microphones are the “eyes” of the studio. How you hear your recording is a direct result of how the microphone hears the performance. This single point of transition from free sound to captured sound is the essence or recording.