How far away will my microphone pick up?
The ideal distance should be such that the microphone only picks up the sound of your voice while avoiding the other sounds of the room. The appropriate length for the most common microphone (a large-diaphragm condenser) is 6-12 inches away from your mouth.
What is a long distance microphone called?
Parabolic mics excel when the source of the sound is far away. The parabolic dish can help you capture distant, long-range sounds like far off bird calls. Law enforcement and sports networks use these microphones so they can overhear distant conversations.
How can I make my mic sound better from far away?
Seven Tips That Will Make Your Microphone Sound Better When Recording
- Turn off anything noisy in the room.
- Keep the microphone OFF your desk, if possible.
- Keep your microphone with its back turned towards any noise source.
- Keep your microphone within a few inches of your mouth.
What is the range of a microphone?
The frequency range of a microphone is defined as the interval between its upper limiting frequency and its lower limiting frequency. With today’s microphones you can cover a frequency range starting from around 1Hz and reaching up to 140 kHz.