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A "shotgun mic" is a type of directional microphone. It is often a condenser microphone and uses an interference tube, which is a tube carved with many slots. The longer the tube, the more directional the microphone will be at low frequencies. The nickname "shotgun" comes from the fact that some model can be relatively long and look somewhat like a shotgun barrel. The pick up pattern of the microphone also resembles the shot of a shotgun.