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Basics of Audio, Part I

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:12
  • Sound 0:41
    • What is Sound?
    • Microphones Transduce Sound
    • Signal Flow
  • Microphones 2:43
    • Three Main Ways of Categorizing Microphones
    • How Do They Hear: Pick Up Pattern & Polar Pattern
    • How Do They Hear: Omnidirectional vs. Unidirectional
    • How They are Made: Dynamic
    • How They are Made: Condenser
    • How They are Made: Ribbon
    • How They are Generally Used: Lavaliers
    • How They are Generally Used: Hand Mic
    • How They are Generally Used: Boom
    • How They are Generally Used: Desk Microphones & Stand Microphones
    • How They are Generally Used: Headset & Wireless or Radio Microphones