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Polar Pattern (microphones)

Polar Pattern (microphones): Refers to the sensitivity of a microphone to sound coming from a given direction. Common patterns include Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Shotgun patterns. [ Audio Glossary ]

Omnidirectional

Subcardioid

Cardioid

Supercardioid

Bi-directional or Figure of 8

Hypercardioid

Shotgun

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