Old 05-25-2017, 12:32 PM   #1
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Today I made some field recordings, comparing two different microphones, a pair of DPA 4060 and some cheaper lavalier mics (EM172 from micbooster.com)
Why do the spectral peaks of the two recordings look so different? Is it because of the non-tonal material that has been recorded?
Maybe someone can explain it a little how the coloring works and where it is useful?

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Old 07-08-2017, 10:06 AM   #2
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Spectral Peaks view is roughly showing the primary frequency content at that point, which isn't really what you care about in your microphone comparison. Switch over to Spectrogram or Spectrogram + Peaks view and everything should much more apparent.

If you keep the Peaks Display Settings window open, it includes a frequency/ color chart.

For anyone who hasn't found it yet, all this lives under the menu Options/ Peaks display mode.
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:35 AM   #3
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:47 AM   #4
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Spectral Peaks view is roughly showing the primary frequency content at that point, which isn't really what you care about in your microphone comparison. Switch over to Spectrogram or Spectrogram + Peaks view and everything should much more apparent.

If you keep the Peaks Display Settings window open, it includes a frequency/ color chart.

For anyone who hasn't found it yet, all this lives under the menu Options/ Peaks display mode.
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