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Core Sound Microphones for Musical Instruments

Core Sound microphones are offered with two different pickup patterns: omnidirectional and cardioid ("cardioid" means "heart-shaped").

An omnidirectional ("omni") microphone picks up sounds from all directions more or less equally. Omni mics typically have a natural sound. Their transient response is clean and fast, and they provide very solid bass and crystalline highs. You'd use an omni when you need to pick up sounds from all around, specifically at the soundhole, in the interior of an instrument, or at the bridge.

A cardioid microphone picks up better in the direction to which it is pointed. It tends to reject sounds that come from its rear and reduces the level of sounds that comes from its sides. When you have a feedback problem, a cardioid can help. Cardioids tend to have poorer bass response than omnidirectionals. Cardioids also are much more susceptible to wind noise. You'd typically use a cardioid mic outside the instrument from some distance.


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