How Should You Look After Your Microphone To Ensure Its Smooth Operation?


A microphone is an electronic device which is used to amplify sound waves so that a message, or a song, or a live band performance can be conveyed to a large group of audience spreading far and wide, say in an auditorium for instance or a field. The usefulness of a microphone is not limited to a concert or a band performance but it serves a purpose to the society as a whole. For example a microphone plays an important role in an educational institution for addressing the students, in a factory for conveying messages or policies, in a political gathering to spread an agenda and it also plays a crucial role in spreading awareness among the citizens. You can get more information about microphones at http://ledgernote.com/columns/gear-reviews/best-vocal-microphones/.

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To a common man or to the naked eye, a microphone might look as a very simple and hassle free device but in reality the microphone is just like an ear drum. The microphone contemplates the music and translates it into an electrical signal which is then dealt by the computer. There is also a working mechanism behind singing - as you are singing, you are pumping out air waves from your lungs which are then shaped by the tongue and mouth. This constant working mechanism results in change in frequency of the sound waves and also there is a change in sound pressure levels.

Tips that will help

A microphone is a very delicate device and it has to be handled with utmost care and delicacy.Here are some tips to ensure its smooth operation:

  1. For safety purposes, it is advised that the respective microphone should be placed on a stand to prevent it from damage, though the whole microphone stand can tumble down if not handled with care or if you trip over the connecting wires. A major damage to the microphone can come from breakage of the tube or the diaphragm so the user of the microphone should always handle it with care.
  1. It should always be kept in mind to maintain a specific distance from the microphone while using it so that the diaphragm is protected from the users spit and during several occasions from condensation. To avoid such situations it is highly recommended that wind screens and pop filters should be used.
  1. A major problem which has to be dealt with is that an user must not exceed the SPL limit for the diaphragm. Each microphone essentially comes with a pamphlet which addresses the user to not exceed a specified volume.
  1. Another important thing to be kept in mind with regards to a microphone is that it should be kept in its hard or soft shell with which it is delivered.
  1. For a microphone to deliver a flawless performance, it should kept in a dry place complemented by normal temperatures.

If we ensure the above mentioned factors, then the smooth operation of our microphone is guaranteed.