Trivia Quiz On Microphone Techniques For Recording!

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Trivia Quiz On Microphone Techniques For Recording!

Here is a trivia Quiz On Microphone Techniques For Recording! Microphones come in different forms, and that being said, if one is able to understand how they are created and how to use them appropriately, they will avoid talking to a dead microphone or recording machine. Take this quiz and see how knowledgeable you are in the recording field.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What kind of microphone is being described in the above circuit diagram?
    • A. 

      Dynamic

    • B. 

      Condenser

    • C. 

      Ribon

    • D. 

      PZM

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      A dynamic microphone usually has a larger frequency response than a condenser microphone

    • B. 

      A condenser microphone is suitable for sounds with a high SPL

    • C. 

      Dynamic microphones are typically more delicate than condenser microphones

    • D. 

      A condenser microphone is normally more dynamically sensitive than a dynamic microphone

  • 3. 
    The image above demonstrates what type of mic-ing technique?
    • A. 

      Spot Mic-ing

    • B. 

      Ambient Mic-ing

    • C. 

      Direct Injection

    • D. 

      XY

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Hyper-Cardiod picks up sound as prominently from the front as it does from the back

    • B. 

      Any polar pattern will vary depending on frequency

    • C. 

      Figure of 8 uses two diaphragms, one of which is phase flipped

    • D. 

      Theoretically, omni-directional is equally sensitive along a 3 dimensional plane

  • 5. 
    A:B: In relation to frequency response diagrams A & B which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      A is likely to be a condenser, whilst B is likely to be a dynamic

    • B. 

      A is likely to be a dynamic, whilst B is likely to be a condenser

    • C. 

      Both A & B are likely to be condenser microphones

    • D. 

      Both A & B are likely to be dynamic microphones

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements are true
    • A. 

      AB is completely mono compatible

    • B. 

      ORTF is completely mono compatible

    • C. 

      XY is completely mono compatible

    • D. 

      MS is completely mono compatible

  • 7. 
    Which Mic technique is represented in the image above? (look carefully)
    • A. 

      AB

    • B. 

      XY

    • C. 

      ORTF

    • D. 

      MS

  • 8. 
    In relation to the stereo Mic Technique AB, which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      AB is completely mono compatible

    • B. 

      AB's stereo width can be manipulated by the position of the microphones

    • C. 

      AB has the diaphrams close together

    • D. 

      AB is a coincident pair

  • 9. 
      What are the specifications for ORTF?
    • A. 

      110 degrees, diaphrams 17 cm apart

    • B. 

      90 degree, diaphrams 17cm apart

    • C. 

      110 degrees, microphone mid point 17cm apart

    • D. 

      90 degrees, microphone mid point 17cm apart

  • 10. 
    Which of the following polar plots are accurate for the MS mic technique?
    • A. 

      M: Cardiod, S: Cardiod

    • B. 

      M: Omnidirectional, S: Figure of 8

    • C. 

      M: Figure of 8, S: Cardiod

    • D. 

      M: Figer of 8, S: Hyper-Cardiod

  • 11. 
    Having an engineer move a microphone around and another engineer the studio listening to the sound of the microphone is a recognized technique for finding?
    • A. 

      The spot mic

    • B. 

      The sweet spot

    • C. 

      The culmination point

    • D. 

      Standing waves

  • 12. 
    What voltage is required for phantom power?
    • A. 

      12v

    • B. 

      24v

    • C. 

      32v

    • D. 

      48v

  • 13. 
    Which of the following microphones required phantom power?
    • A. 

      SM58

    • B. 

      SM57

    • C. 

      B2 Pro

    • D. 

      D112