(a) Frequency Response: 20 - 15,000 Hz which is nearly all of the audio spectrum.
(c) Sensitivity: Very high
(e) Other Characteristics: Pressure-operated, rugged and sturdy
f. Velocity Microphone.
Because of its pickup element, manufacturers and studio
broadcoasters also call the velocity microphone a ribbon microphone. Do not use the velocity
microphone outdoors or in a studio recording situation where it will have to be moved a great deal.
Strong winds or rough handling could cause damage to the ribbon (fig 2-28).
(1) The velocity microphone favors low over high frequency sounds and consequently may
be used to deepen a voice which is too high in pitch. The closer a performer is to this microphone the
deeper his voice will sound.
(2) When used in its normal mounted position, the velocity microphone possesses two live
and two dead sides. Its pickup pattern is bidirectional. A performer may talk into either of the live sides
of the microphone, or two performers may use both live sides alternately or simultaneously.
Figure 2-28. Velocity (ribbon) microphone