Microphone Pickup Patterns

Learn all about the directionality of your microphone, aka the pickup pattern, aka the polar pattern? Don't let this keep confusing you. Learn all about it here!
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A typical Cardioid pick up pattern on a dynamic microphone: http://ledgernote.com/columns/studio-recording/microphone-pickup-patterns-directionality/

A typical Cardioid pick up pattern on a dynamic microphone: http://ledgernote.com/columns/studio-recording/microphone-pickup-patterns-directionality/

Four of the most common microphone pickup patterns: http://ledgernote.com/columns/studio-recording/microphone-pickup-patterns-directionality/

Four of the most common microphone pickup patterns: http://ledgernote.com/columns/studio-recording/microphone-pickup-patterns-directionality/

The difference between dynamic and condenser mic directionality:  http://ledgernote.com/columns/gear-reviews/best-vocal-microphones/

The difference between dynamic and condenser mic directionality: http://ledgernote.com/columns/gear-reviews/best-vocal-microphones/

A 3d visualization of a supercardioid pickup pattern: http://ledgernote.com/columns/studio-recording/microphone-pickup-patterns-directionality/

A 3d visualization of a supercardioid pickup pattern: http://ledgernote.com/columns/studio-recording/microphone-pickup-patterns-directionality/

A 3d visualization of a figure of eight pickup pattern: http://ledgernote.com/columns/studio-recording/microphone-pickup-patterns-directionality/

A 3d visualization of a figure of eight pickup pattern: http://ledgernote.com/columns/studio-recording/microphone-pickup-patterns-directionality/

A 3d visualization of an omnidirectional pickup pattern: http://ledgernote.com/columns/studio-recording/microphone-pickup-patterns-directionality/

A 3d visualization of an omnidirectional pickup pattern: http://ledgernote.com/columns/studio-recording/microphone-pickup-patterns-directionality/

A 3d visualization of a Cardioid pickup pattern: http://ledgernote.com/columns/studio-recording/microphone-pickup-patterns-directionality/

A 3d visualization of a Cardioid pickup pattern: http://ledgernote.com/columns/studio-recording/microphone-pickup-patterns-directionality/

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