cardioid


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to cardioid: cardioid microphone

cardioid

[′kärd·ē‚ȯid]
(mathematics)
A heart-shaped curve generated by a point of a circle that rolls without slipping on a fixed circle of the same diameter.
References in periodicals archive ?
Cardioid (directional) boom microphone brings clear voice signal and filters out most background noises
The pattern shown in Figure 1B illustrates a cardioid (heart-shaped) type.
Four patterns (Omni, Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional) for incredible versatility and superior results in any situation
SONAR X3 Software ($149 value) -- TASCAM US-2X2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface ($199 value) -- Auralex Project 2 Roominator Kit ($819 value) -- Auralex MoPAD Monitor Isolation Pad Set ($44 value) -- Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone ($249 value) -- Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones ($69 value) -- 2,000 CDs in 4-Panel Digipaks from Disc Makers ($1,836 value) -- Album Mastering (up to 16 songs) from The SoundLAB at Disc Makers ($599 value) -- Commemorative Album Plaque from Disc Makers ($39 value) -- Mega Distribution Bundle including Digital Music Distribution from CD Baby ($59 value)
It features a cardioid (heart-shaped) response pattern that rejects background noise, for clear sound quality of the vocalist or instrument being miked.
At the heart of the iXY is a matched pair of 1/2" cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a perfect 90 degree 'near-coincident' alignment resulting in immersive and true-to-life stereo recordings, captured in incredibly high detail.
Microphones: A large number of Neumann, AKG, and Sony cardioid, omni, and adjustable models.
Excellent tools for multi-track recording, the cardioid condenser microphones feature built-in headphone monitoring with zero latency and monitor mix control, enabling users to instantly hear what they're recording through headphones and make adjustments on-the-go.
The four built-in professional cardioid microphones enable a four meter audio pickup, which, together with Skype's beamforming algorithm, deliver crystal clear voice quality and help improve echo canceling performance.