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Microphones by Mind Map: Microphones
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Microphones

Condenser

requires charge in its diaphragm

provides a more detailed captation

more expensive though

Dynamic

cheaper

polar patterns

omnidirectional

not sensitive in a specific direction, more useful for recording a choir or ambience

unidirectional

sensitive to sounds from only one direction., cardioid, receives sounds from the front, rejecting others. Then it'd be more effective when used for vocal or speech, figure 8, receives sounds from back and front