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Articles Tagged Microphone

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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    Bruce Bartlett 04/12/16 06:40 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   Some time ago I decided I wanted to find out how the location of a microphone near a banjo affects the tone quality you hear. To make these tests scientific as well as subjective, I measured the spectrum of the banjo in several different mic locations. The spectrum of a musical instrument is its output vs. frequency. It affects the tonal balance or timbre. It is the relative levels of the fundamental… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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    Ward Lionel Kremer 02/10/16 10:31 AM,
    Here’s a simple, common-sense method to record a great-sounding drum kit on only four tracks. I’ve always been a follower of the less-is-more philosophy, and this kit technique goes all the way back to my analog 4-/8-/12-track days when track economy was a must. There have, of course, been volumes dedicated to recording “trap kits,” from only two microphones to two mics on each drum! I think the concept of a drum kit as a group of separate instruments is… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationMicrophoneMixerProcessorStudio

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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    PSW Staff 01/13/16 07:34 AM,
    Switchcraft has introduced a new Mini XLR connector that is waterproof to IP66. Mini XLR connectors were invented by Switchcraft in an effort to help wireless microphone manufacturers shrink down their bodypacks.  They have since become an industry standard, even being used for non-audio applications such as medical devices.  With the expertise gained from their harsh environment connectivity products, Switchcraft has developed the first truly sealed Mini-XLR. IP stands for “ingress protection” and IP66 means it is completely protected against… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVInterconnectManufacturerMicrophoneWireless

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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    PSW Staff 11/10/15 01:40 PM,
    At CCW, Sony is introducing a new 2-channel slot-in receiver, URX-S03D, and a new bodypack transmitter, UTX-B03HR. Both are designed for compatibility with Sony camcorders. The URX-S03D is the first two-channel portable receiver in Sony’s UWP-D series that fits in the slot of Sony camcorders utilizing a D-sub 15-pin interface for audio and power connections. The UTX-B03HR bodypack transmitter is matched perfectly with the URX-S03D and incorporates a reliable 4-pin Hirose microphone connector. Since its launch in 2014, Sony’s UWP-D… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVManufacturerMicrophoneRemoteWireless

  • Friday, September 11, 2015
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    PSW Staff 09/11/15 09:16 AM,
    At IBC 2015, AKG by Harman is expanding its line of reference digital microphone mixers and offering more connectivity options with the new Dante compatible DMM8 ULD and DMM14 ULD models. Ideal for large meeting rooms and conferencing applications, the new DMM8 ULD and DMM14 ULD mixers offer advanced DSP functionality, multiple routing options and tremendous versatility. On the ULD models, all ins are available as direct outs—which is ideal for broadcast applications—while all outs are also available on the… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVDigitalManufacturerMicrophoneMixerNetworkingSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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    Harvey Gerst 08/26/15 07:03 AM,
    Over the years, I’ve heard people tell me a lot of things that they believe to be true, but aren’t. They hear it from other musicians and pass it on and pretty soon, people start accepting it as absolute fact. The actual truth gets buried in history and that’s the way legends are born. It’s charming, but inaccurate. Let’s examine some of these beliefs. Bass drum ports There are a lot of drummers that cut a small hole (usually around… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureOpinionProductionAudioAnalogDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMicrophoneStudioSystem

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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    PSW Staff 08/11/15 01:08 PM,
    Audio-Technica is now shipping its AT2020USBi Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone featuring iOS compatibility. Modeled after the AT2020, this digital output mic features an A/D converter with a 24-bit/96 kHz sampling rate to deliver articulation and intelligibility for home studio recording, field recording, podcasting and voiceover use. The AT2020USBi works with both USB and Lightning cables (included), so users can digitally capture audio on the device of their choice: PC, Mac or iOS. The integrated gain control allows users to adjust… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingDigitalManufacturerMicrophoneStudio

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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    Shure Incorporated 07/22/15 11:00 AM,
    Every time the number of open or active microphones in your church system increases, the system gain (or volume) also increases. The effect of this is greater potential for feedback as more microphones are added, just as if the master volume control were being turned up. In addition, unwanted background noise increases with the number of open microphones. Here, the effect is a loss of intelligibility as the background noise level rises closer to the level of the desired sound.… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductionAudioMicrophoneMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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    PSW Staff 06/23/15 12:31 PM,
    AKG by Harman has introduced the DMM8 U and DMM14 U reference digital microphone mixers offering advanced DSP functionality and multiple routing options. DMM8 U and DMM14 U feature built-in DSP to ensure precise mixing of up to 80 and 140 channels, respectively, by cascading up to 10 units. Stereo audio outputs and USB connections offer additional routing options for both models.  DSP functions such as EQ filters, compressor/limiter, and routing make the DMM8 and DMM14 effective for a variety… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVDigitalInterconnectManufacturerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015
    microphones
    Bruce Bartlett 05/28/15 10:50 AM,
    Suppose you’re going to mike a singer, a sax, or a guitar. Which mic should you choose? Where should you place it? Your mic technique has a powerful effect on the sound of your recordings. In this article we’ll look at some general principles of miking that apply to all instruments. Which Mic Should I Use? Is there a “right” mic to use on a piano, a kick drum, or a guitar amp? No. Every microphone sounds different, and you… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallProductionAudioMicrophoneSignalStudioSystem



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