A horn microphone works like a cheerleader’s megaphone in reverse: it uses a large mouth to capture sound, which is then concentrated in a narrow throat where it can be picked-up by a microphone element.
Like shotgun and parabolic microphones, horn microphones can be far more directional than ordinary studio microphones, enabling sound to be picked-up at long ranges or in the presence of high ambient noise. And horn microphones are easier and cheaper to build than either shotgun or parabolic microphones.
And yet, very little information on horn microphones is available on the web…until now, that is! Here you’ll find detailed information on how horn microphones work, and even how to design and build them.
Not many people have ever heard of horn microphones (much less know how horn microphones work), but they’re potentially great alternatives to parabolic and shotgun microphones. They offer some unique performance advantages (but also have…