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Podcasters most likely want a Cardioid Polar Pattern for your podcast microphone.

“Can’t you just recommend a microphone to me for podcasting and let us be done with it?”

POLAR PATTERN

Polar Pattern is another term that might shut your brain off and leave you wondering, do I really need to know this? Can’t you just recommend a microphone to me for podcasting and let us be done with it?

You should know how a microphone receives the sound and in what direction to point the microphone. You have to speak inside the polar pattern. Otherwise, you wont get quality recordings. If you are not speaking inside of the polar pattern (or the “sweet spot”), the microphone might still pick up your voice, but it would be the distant sound of a voice in a room and lack clarity.

As you are looking for a microphone to purchase you will see that there is an array of polar pattern options and you will probably want to know what polar pattern is right for you.

Podcasters most likely want a Cardioid Polar Pattern for your podcast microphone.

But let’s quickly cover what a Polar Pattern is, and the 4 most common polar pattern types.

Every microphone has a polar pattern ( imagine this as an invisible field that is the area the microphone will pick up sound from). This is the three dimensional space that surrounds the diaphragm or input of the microphone ( where the sound goes in). Polar patterns are characterized by different basic 3D shapes. These shapes have benefits when recording different sounds or different situations. Each shape has its own name which are the basic types of polar patterns.


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