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Bill Davis
Re: Troll alert
on Nov 8, 2018 at 1:14:29 am

[ryan elder] "I thought that was a good, legitimate question to ask, and did not count as trolling. Is that not an okay question to ask, when it comes to audio production?

Overall it is legitimate. Just remarkably shallow.

Think of mics are like spices, each one having it's own "flavor profile."

This one has low self noise but requires phantom power, this other one needs NO power, this third one needs batteries. This one is balanced. This one is unbalanced. This one has an omni pattern, this one a cardiod pattern, this one sports a hemispherical boundary pattern.

So in this analogy, you're asking if you should sell off all your salt and only cook with sugar from now on.

Thing is, you'd NEVER ask a cook that. It's a silly idea.

Each mic has a flavor. Most sound folk want to learn to be really good audio cooks. Which means they have an array of mics they choose from to solve the specific audio problems they need to solve.

There is no one "perfect" mic. Just various designs and adaptations designed to do specific jobs as well as physics allows.

Good recordists match the mic types they use to he job that needs to be done - like good cooks deploy spices to make their meals taste better.

That's just how it works.

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