microphone pattern

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    (term) Hypercardioid

    A type of microphone pick-up pattern. Similar in shape to a cardioid pattern, except that the sides have the greatest amount of rejection, as opposed to a cardioid pattern where the rear of the microphone has the least sensitivity. A microphone pick up sensitivity pattern where the least...
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    (term) Bi-directional

    "Figure 8" or bi-directional microphones receive sound from both the front and back of the element. Most ribbon microphones are of this pattern.
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    (term) Cardioid

    The most common unidirectional microphone is a cardioid microphone, so named because the sensitivity pattern is heart-shaped. A hyper-cardioid microphone is similar but with a tighter area of front sensitivity and a smaller lobe of rear sensitivity. A super-cardioid microphone is similar to...