Shotgun Mics vs. Hypercardioid Mics

I was shopping online for microphones today -- reading reviews, checking prices, etc. One of the best things I ran across in my research was Ty Ford's helpful website. On it, there are a number of reviews and tutorials. One of the best videos on his site is a comparison of four different mics, which does a nice job of explaining the difference between shotgun and hypercardioid microphones.

The movie takes a little while to load, so be patient. And wear headphones. Without them, the nuances of the differences between microphones will be lost...and nuances are what this is all about.

Click here to watch it.