Schoeps CCM 4P Cardiod (Close Pickup) Compact Microphone


Cardiod (Close Pickup) Compact Microphone



  • cardioid pattern
  • for pickup of speech or music at close range (under 20 cm)
  • moderate attenuation of low frequencies
  • Preferred applications: close speech pickup

This cardioid microphone is designed for the very closest speech pickup, i.e. directly in front of the speaker’s mouth.

Its low-frequency rolloff is compensated by proximity effect. Thus it has (up to the point of its high-frequency emphasis) a flat frequency response for the speaker’s voice, while showing a rolloff at low frequencies for all sound that originates from a greater distance. As a result, background sounds are picked up less strongly than the person speaking.