Video: Pitch Shifting and Microphone Specs

The other day I broke a laptop monitor in half and I recorded it using four very different microphones with different specifications. I recorded the sounds with a sampling rate of 192 kHz and loaded the sounds into Izotope RX5 to show the spectrogram and pitch down the sounds two octaves. This video demonstrates how different the sounds are when pitched down since some of the microphones capture audio well beyond what the human ear can hear – yet when you pitch the sound down those inaudible frequencies are brought into our range of hearing:

Microphones Used:
Sanken CO-100K (20 – 100’000 Hz)
Sennheiser MKH 8040 (30 – 50’000 Hz)
Rode NTG3 (40 – 20’000 Hz)
Schoeps CCM41 (40 – 20’000 Hz)

Recorder:
Sound Devices 788T

Software Used:
Izotope RX5