Shotgun mics are used when getting a microphone directly in front of the sound source is impossible or not desirable. It is still very beneficial to hold the shotgun mic as close to the subject as possible in order to minimise interference.
Thanks to the three internal mics with digital signal processing ability, the SGH-6 achieves a frequencyindependent super-cardioid polar pattern. Compared to ordinary shotgun microphones using an acoustic tube method, the SGH-6 maintains a highly directional pickup at about half the length.
Note: The SGH-6 is a monaural microphone.