Reply To: Large diaphragm mikes versus small. Is there a winner?

February 27, 2023 at 2:40 pm #5017
Bob Katz

    One thing that happens with large diaphragm mikes is comb filtering across the diaphragm surface affecting the polar pattern. A source coming in at an angle hits the large diaphragm surface at two points delayed from eachother, causing a DIRECTION-DEPENDENT filter. So I can’t see how a simulation plugins could come close to emulating a large diaphragm’s discrimination of ambience and especially large ensemble’s having a rolloff for instruments at the sides.