français | deutsch
Press area | Distributors' area


The cardioid is the most popular type of directional microphone. It combines the highest level of audio quality with optimal suppression of rear-incident sound. SCHOEPS cardioids have a directional pattern that remains the same at all frequencies.
The range of applications for cardioids is unlimited. They are used for speaking voices as well as for instruments and vocal soloists.

Microphone capsule
MK 4
  • classic cardioid
  • suitable for the widest range of applications, either as a spot microphone or for stereo recording with coincident, ORTF or M/S microphone arrangements
  • with consistent directionality throughout its frequency range

Microphone Capsule
  • “vertical” (side-addressed) cardioid capsule
  • for a very wide range of recording applications
  • slight high-frequency emphasis

See also:Basic Characteristics of Pressure-Gradient Transducers(document in the download section)
See also::
Special microphones for close pickup of speech