A gooseneck microphone (also known as a podium microphone) is a wired microphone that is highly flexible and often used in control rooms, auditoriums, houses of worship and production trucks. Gooseneck microphones are usually found on a platform, with a microphone element integrated into a gooseneck stand rather than a cable. The gooseneck design allows for unlimited positioning for optimal performance and noise reduction. The microphone elements in a podium microphone are designed to capture spoken word from up close, rather than musical instruments or distant capture. ProAudio.com offers some of the top brands and types of gooseneck microphone and podium microphone options designed specifically to meet professional audio needs.