Will a microphone with a frequency response of e.g. 50-15000 Hz not capture anything at all above 15k?
Hello! Been a while since last time I posted here.
In all my years of recording I have never bothered to learn what the specified frequency response (FR) of a microphone really means. I have always thought it means that the mic wont capture anything outside of the FR range, but is that really true?
According to Shure the FR "defines the range of sound that a microphone can reproduce and how its output varies within that range".
Is it like if you'd put a low pass filter with a slope of say 96 dB/octave at 15k?
Anyone have any frequency response curves of a Figure 8 mic? I believe that they should exhibit a 6 dB/octave slope, but I haven't seen any data.
When working with a signal chain of say, just a microphone, pre-amp, and recording device, the maximum frequency response of the end-result file is going to be the frequency response of the lowest response in the chain, correct?
Also is it possible to get the same info for these speakers? Altec Lansing ACS33?
I basically want to eventually have an eq setting that compensates for the speakers so I have a flat response. This will hopefully give me something to learn with so I can save up for better monitors.
I would like to experiment with this technique. I guess we're talking some type of "psychoacoustics". Where can I find average frequency response plots for the human ear? Is there any merits to his theories?
i've heard if you can make it sound good on crap then it can sound good on anything.
any suggestions on where to look first?
I'm not sure I've eliminated all the other possible variables yet. In fact, the apparent better sound may be just my imagination.