Sydney Recording Studio: Condensor Mics

At our Sydney Recording Studio we have many condendor mics. Actually we have some of the best condensor mics that a Sydney Recording Studio could offer. But what is a Sydney Recording Studio condensor mic and how does it work?

Sydney Recording Studio: Condensor Microphone

Condenser is the same as capacitor, an electronic component which stores energy in the form of an electrostatic field. The term condenser is actually obsolete but has stuck as the name for this type of microphone, which uses a capacitor to convert acoustical energy into electrical energy.
Condenser microphones require power from a battery or external source. The resulting audio signal is stronger signal than that from a dynamic. Condensers also tend to be more sensitive and responsive than dynamics, making them well-suited to capturing subtle nuances in a sound. They are not ideal for high-volume work, as their sensitivity makes them prone to distort.

Sydney Recording Studio: How a Condendor Microphone works

A capacitor has two plates with a voltage between them. In the condenser mic, one of these plates is made of very light material and acts as the diaphragm. The diaphragm vibrates when struck by sound waves, changing the distance between the two plates and therefore changing the capacitance. Specifically, when the plates are closer together, capacitance increases and a charge current occurs. When the plates are further apart, capacitance decreases and a discharge current occurs.
A voltage is required across the capacitor for this to work. This voltage is supplied either by a battery in the mic or by external phantom power.
We have a huge range of the best condensor microphones available in our Sydney Recording Studio including:

We love out high end condensor mics because they make a game changing difference to any recording.
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