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Ep 28: What’s the Difference Between a Dynamic and a Condenser Microphone?

Mics: they’re not all the same. The main difference is dynamic and condenser, with the former being older tech. Soundwaves move its diaphragm which moves a metal coil that bobs up and down to capture an AC current identical to a soundwave. They’re great for recording loud sounds, but can have a tough time picking up quieter sounds. Condenser mics are recommended for in-studio recording and they’re awesome for recording quieter, more complex sounds. Soundwaves hit the condenser diaphragm with vibrations converted into electric current. Sound good? Of course it does.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Dynamic mics are older tech.
  • What dynamic tech is good at and what it’s bad at.
  • Why condenser mics are better for in-studio recording.
  • Which mic we use at We Edit Podcasts.

Links Mentioned:

Shure MV7

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