Microphone pick up patterns
We use high quality analogue microphones because they outperform digital components in our tests. For example, while the GSP 600 unit was designed with the unidirectional cardioid pick-up pattern ideal for its use case scenario, the bidirectional microphone in the GSP 670 is an evolution of the analogue units we used in our very first gaming headsets over ten years ago. The basic design has always been good, so we just tweak it as needed. Sure, we’ve now added switchable noise reduction to allow gamers playing in noisy environments to improve their microphone clarity – but it’s a steady evolution, rather than using new components just because they exist.
Audio controls on the B20 streaming microphone gives you full control over the stream with volume, gain, mute and a choice of four pickup patterns – cardioid, stereo, bidirectional and omnidirectional – for different recording scenarios.
The three microphone capsules built into the B20 housing have been carefully tuned by our audio engineers to deliver excellent performance, coupled with convenient controls: a dial for selecting pick-up pattern, along with gain / mute, and headphone volume. An audio jack on the microphone itself enables connection of a headset to monitor both content and the microphone input with minimal latency. With the B20, we feel our engineers have delivered on all the design challenges, resulting in a streamer microphone that delivers superb quality audio in an easy-to-use, highly streamlined package.
Whether microphones are for headset use or standalone for streamers, the goal is always the same for our engineers – to achieve excellent results for this key element of the gaming audio chain without compromise.