microphone with a very focused, highly directional polar pattern.
Also known as a line microphone. Generally has a fairly long tube which helps the microphone reject off-access signals.
Used almost exclusively in location sound recording though they can be found in some theatre sound applications.
May come in condensor or dynamic configurations.
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