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hello dear

I m asking about a stereo microphone I have is it suitable for recrdong voice recrod as I m voice over newbie

the microphone called " carol uni-directional dynamic microphone with music voice switch - MUD -346 50 ohm "

1- whats your opinion about that's kind of mic ?

2- whats the meaning of uni-directional and music voice switch ?

3- how can I remove noise from my voice record ?

thanks and best regards

I don't know about this specific mic, but I can give you some general advice...

Uni-directional means that sound enters the mic from a very focused area. A google search for "microphone pickup patterns" will get you illustrations of the different types of patterns available.
This type of mic is generally not recommended for vocal recording, but still can be effective if some care is used while recording to not go " off axis" or out of the pickup pattern. Uni-directional usually means that you need to be directly in front of the mic, and there will be considerable drop off in volume if you go to either side of the mic.

As far as reducing noise, since there are many types of noise associated with recording, you'll need to be more specific before I can answer.

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