Describes the pickup pattern of one type of directional microphone. Its front lobe is somewhat narrower than that of the cardioid microphone, and it possesses a small rear lobe in which the sound pickup is out-of-phase with that of the front lobe.
A microphone pickup pattern (polar pattern) tighter in scope than a supercardioid at the front of the mic (on-axis response), but having an area of increased sensitivity directly behind the mic.
A unidirectional microphone with tighter front pickup (105 degrees) than a supercardioid, but with more rear pickup. Angle of best rejection is about 110 degrees from the front of the microphone.
A narrower heart-shaped pick-up pattern than that of cardioid microphones.
a variation of the cardioid microphone pickup pattern. A hypercardioid microphone is most sensitive at the front and sides, while rejecting sounds entering 120° to the rear.
even narrower polar pattern mic than supercardioid for the greatest side-to-side rejection of stray, unwanted sound sources