AS Music - Summer Holiday Work
Microphone research tasks
It is essential that you have a good working knowledge of microphones, including how they work and what the different types can be used for.
Define the following terms commonly used in A-level Music technology (all of these terms relate to sound).
Research task 2:
There are two main types of microphone, condenser (also known as capacitor mics) and dynamic.
Outline the main differences between both and what the advantages/disadvantages of both are.
Research task 3:
What are microphone polar patterns?
What are the main ones?
Research task 4:
How does a simple dynamic microphone work?
For all the above research tasks you will need to present your findings in the form of a written document including diagrams or as a presentation to your teacher.
This task must be presented in your own words. Copying and pasting text directly from the internet is not acceptable.
Useful sources of information could include:
- Various books on the shelf in F3
- Most of all, just be smart with how you use Google!