By Karl Winkler • June 24, 2016 Our friend Karl Winkler of Lectrosonics came up with these microphone inspired “Twenty Questions” quiz. Click on the box below each question for its respective answer. In addition, we’ve provided all answers at the end of the quiz. Good luck! 1.) Which has more overall rejection: cardioid or figure 8? A.) Cardioid. B.) Figure 8. C.) They’re about the same. D.) Omni has more rejection. 2.) Why would you choose a cardioid over a hypercardioid as a stage vocal mic? A.) Cardioid offers more rejection overall. B.) You’re using a single monitor wedge. C.) You want to capture audience sound. D.) Cardioid sounds more natural. 3.) Why would you choose a supercardioid over a cardioid as a stage vocal mic? A.) Supercardioid offers more rejection overall. B.) Supercardioid sounds more natural. C.) Supercardioid mics are less expensive. D.) You need a wider “sweet spot”. 4.) “Proximity Effect” refers to: A.) Omni mics when used at a distance from the sound source. B.) The relationship between low freq. response and distance between mic and sound source. C.) How close the monitor wedge is to the lead vocal mic. D.) How close drum mics are before struck by drummers. 5. True or false: Omni mics do not exhibit proximity effect. Read the rest of this post 1 2 3 4 About Karl Karl Winkler Vice President of Sales at Lectrosonics Karl serves as vice president of sales/service at Lectrosonics and has worked in professional audio for more than 25 years. Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Karl Winkler Microphone World Microphones Quizzes · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.