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Directional Microphone

Directional Microphone: These microphones focus their polar pattern (the area they are intended to pick up sound from) in specific ways. They can be bi-directional, i.e. a stereo microphone, which will record to the side, rather than all around the microphone housing. Others include shotgun microphones that are used to focus on specific sounds, while essentially eliminating unwanted side and background noises. [ Audio Glossary ]

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