You have started a quest to build your mic locker. You have purchased a few, maybe even several different mics as well as having a network of friends who have mics you can use. So when you're testing the mic, do you have any clue as to the effect that the polar pattern has on your sound? All chime in here about their findings. Voice an opinion or an observation about the patterns and what they bring to the sound replication table. All you true mic sluts also talk about the various mics and their effects surrounding their polar patterns and how you implement these in your style of work.