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Shotgun mic construction / MKH435
Old 2 weeks ago
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Shotgun mic construction / MKH435

Here's a curiosity question. I think I have fairly decent idea how the interference tube on a shotgun mic works. There is a good explanation here:

https://www.dpamicrophones.com/mic-u...in-microphones

My question is this: If you were to remove the interference tube of a shotgun mic, what pick-up pattern will you be left with? Super cardioid? Cardioid? Or perhaps it varies from one mic to the next?

Follow up question: The Sennheiser MKH435 was sold for a few years in the mid 1970's according to my information. Looking at that microphone I get the impression that it is basically a very short shotgun mic. Is it essentially an MKH405 (which might be a partial answer to my question above) with an interference tube half (-ish) the length of a MKH415?

Regards, Christine
Old 2 weeks ago
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Wide cardioid
The MKH 405 was the basis of all Sennheiser interference mics.
It was possible to use the MKH415 in a 805 tube and get a reasonable gun mike...
Old 2 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by connloyalist ➡️
Here's a curiosity question. I think I have fairly decent idea how the interference tube on a shotgun mic works. There is a good explanation here:

https://www.dpamicrophones.com/mic-u...in-microphones

My question is this: If you were to remove the interference tube of a shotgun mic, what pick-up pattern will you be left with? Super cardioid? Cardioid? Or perhaps it varies from one mic to the next?

Follow up question: The Sennheiser MKH435 was sold for a few years in the mid 1970's according to my information. Looking at that microphone I get the impression that it is basically a very short shotgun mic. Is it essentially an MKH405 (which might be a partial answer to my question above) with an interference tube half (-ish) the length of a MKH415?

Regards, Christine
I would not be surprised when the basic pattern for the DPA 4017 is a hyper-cardioid ( Superniere). But as always, every design is always optimised for its specific purpose. They may have changed the damping of the capsule or changed other parameters.
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