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Microphone Specifications: The bad things – Specs we don’t show

Jun 4, 2020 5:00am ‐ Jun 4, 2020 6:00am


There are relevant standards for the description of microphone properties. However, often only a few of the recommendations in the standards are realized in the actually provided specs. Furthermore, the measures in the standard can never describe the full characteristics of a microphone type. This leads to a situation where manufacturers can potentially shape the given data to make their product look better.

This master class held by well-known microphone experts of leading microphone manufacturers provides the attendees with up-to-date information on how they implement their knowledge and measurements in the technical data. Furthermore, they give some clue about what properties of the microphone are potentially hidden or invisible to the customer. Practical audio demonstrations are given in order to help everyone to understood how the numbers relate to the perceived sound.


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