Dynamic microphone

In a dynamic microphone, a moving coil in a magnetic field is to generate electricity. Two types of dynamic microphones are the moving coil and ribbon. (Moving coil mics are typically referred to as dynamic mics, while ribbon mics seem to be called ribbon mics.) Dynamic mics have a rougher response than condensers or ribbons, and can be used to soften fine detail in the recorded sound. A well-designed moving-coil dynamic mic can handle very loud sound without distortion, and so is preferred for miking guitar amps and drums. Dynamic mics also have a pronounced presence peak that gives the sound an edge or punch.

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