Recording Connection Success Stories

Mic Check! 1,2,3

“This week I learned about the different types of microphones such as Condenser (which needs phantom power), Dynamic (which doesn’t need phantom power), Tube Condenser (which has its own power supply), and Ribbon. Even though this particular lesson took time out to also teach about Carbon microphones, I was informed that since Carbon microphones are so outdated that I would never see one. I liked learning about the different frequency responses of various pick-up patterns such as Cardiod, Ominidirectional, and Bidirectional. I also sat in on a session where this particular group was creating a song that incorporated elements of rap, poetry, and live instruments such as bongos, drums, bass guitar, and a flute. To see something being created so organically like that was refreshing considering how common it is for someone to simply record to an mp3!”