Basic Microphone Measurement Seminar

Technical Support Manager, Steve Tatarunis discusses and demonstrates basic microphone measurement, and how to measure characteristics that matter. Three different basic microphone test methods are explained including substitution, equalized source, and two-channel transfer function. Testing microphones in SoundCheck yields a full array of important results, since SoundCheck can be used to test microphone specifications including frequency response, sensitivity, impedance, directivity/polar pattern, polarity, dynamic range, signal to noise/self-noise, polarization/bias. Finally, two basic microphone measurement techniques are demonstrated: equalized source, and microphone substitution.


Seminar topics include:

  • Common microphone types and how they work
  • Microphone specifications
  • How to measure microphones using the two standard methods available in SoundCheck
    • Substitution method
    • Equalized speaker method
  • R&D and production test environments
  • Important measurements such as frequency response, sensitivity, etc.

Presenters: Steve Tatarunis
Duration: 34 Mins

Basic microphone measurement resources

Our sequence library is full of pre-written sequences for basic microphone measurement. Additionally, SoundCheck comes with many pre-written sequences including the sequences demonstrated in this seminar. To take these sequences to the next level, we offer more complex testing scenarios like microphone polar plot measurements with the new MDT-4000 turntable.

More about basic microphone measurement

Check out our main page on Microphones, which includes links to test sequences, relevant products and more.