Microphones Types, Techniques & Applications Half-Day Workshop, London: 20th Feb, 2pm-5:30pm

Microphones have an air of mystique about them: So many shapes and sizes, their correct handling and use, the way they work, the different pick-up patterns and the selection of one suitable for the intended application.

It can all be very confusing.

This half-day course has been very well received from past attendees – it is aimed at being a “university of hand-held microphone use and application”. It will offer an insight into the most suitable models, both mono and stereo, to use “in the field”, and the ones that are less suitable.

Just some of the areas covered are:

  • Microphone pick-up patterns
  • The difference between dynamic and condenser models
  • Suggestions for microphones for different recording scenarios
  • Handling techniques to avoid unwanted noise and how to position them to get the best quality.
  • Setup of situations that require multiple microphones, and their connection to a recorder or mixer.

It’s a fully packed afternoon that will be supported with handouts to take away. Freelance or employed in the radio, audio production or podcast sectors, this workshop will improve your microphone use skills and the all-important quality of the recordings they capture.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their recording kit along to this workshop so directly applicable advise on its use can be offered.

10% discount to the first four bookings from CMA members.

Date & Time

Wed, 20 February 2019, 14:00 – 17:30 GMT


The Bridge
81 Southwark Bridge Rd

Booking and further information is on Eventbrite.

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The bigger and more impressive seems to always win. When people come to our studio and see our small diaphragm condensers they are clearly very underwhelmed yet all comment how clear they are on air.

Another local station has massive dynamic things. Everyone thinks they look great even though they sound rubbish.

Therefore I have come to the conclusion that it’s nothing to do with performance and everything to do with looks.

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