What are the kinds of microphones used for recording audio?
The two most common types of microphones are: omni-directional and directional. The omni-directional microphones are to be avoided, since they pick up sound from all directions. The directional microphone when used for recording does not pick extraneous sound in the background. It picks sound only from the direction it is pointed at without recording the background noise In order to get the best sound quality, avoid using built in microphones on recording equipments, because most of them are of inferior quality. Using a microphone stand is a good idea. This will eliminate the problem of microphone handling noise being added to the recording. It will also make it possible to position the microphone in the best location for the person speaking.