Microphone basics

Course information

 ECTS: 1

Independant from the master in Acoustics 

Course code : 

 Lecture: none

 Tutorial classes: 10h

 Practical work: none

Course coordinator: Manuel Melon

Course Description


The aim of this course is to know the physical principles of microphones.


Course : Transducers basics, Acoustics refresh.


  • Principles of directivity control 
  • Principles of stereo recording 
  • Electromechanical transduction (electrodynamic, electrostatic)
  • Ribbon microphones, physical model of the electrodynamic cardioid microphone

Examination duration

2 hours

Examination type

Written examination