A microphone, sometimes referred to as a mike or mic both IPA pronunciation is an acoustic to electric transducer that converts sound into an electrical signal. Microphones are used in many applications such as telephones, tape recorders, hearing aids, motion picture production, live and recorded audio engineering, in radio and television broadcasting and in computers for recording voice, VoIP and numerous other computer applications.

All microphones capture sound waves with a thin, flexible diaphragm or ribbon in the case of ribbon microphones. The vibrations of this element are then converted by various methods into an electrical signal that is an analog of the original sound. Most microphones in use today use electromagnetic generation dynamic microphones, capacitance change condenser microphones or piezoelectric generation to produce the signal from mechanical vibration.

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