- cardioid pattern
- for pickup of speech or music at close range (under 50cm)
- considerable attenuation of low frequencies
This type of microphone has a low-frequency rolloff to compensate for the low-frequency boost which occurs when close-miking.
It is used primarily in voiceover and sound reinforcement applications, and wherever good speech audibility in a noisy environment is a prime requirement. It is suited for the recording of music in exceptional cases only. When it is used at a distance of ca. 10 cm flat frequency response can be obtained.