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Articles Tagged Microphone World

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    recording
    Bruce A. Miller 07/19/16 05:53 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   My first day as a real engineer rather than an assistant was all about bass. The engineer (who was the studio manager as well) took a break after we recorded basic tracks on a Salsa song. Before leaving the room he told me to punch where the bassist wanted. I started, and was easily able to hear and punch individual notes rather than whole phrases. A few times I disagreed about which note… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerInterconnectMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Monday, July 18, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/18/16 12:25 PM,
    One of the most commonly asked questions in audio is “What microphone can I use that doesn’t cause feedback?” The answer: no such microphone exists. Feedback results from a combination of many factors, including loudspeaker placement, microphone placement, and the frequency response of both devices and room acoustics. It’s a complicated process. Entire books have been written on the subject and the mathematical formulas that model feedback are quite involved. So let’s summarize the problem. What is it? Feedback is… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, July 01, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 07/01/16 06:06 AM,
    Some of us may only have access to a limited microphone inventory in our day-to-day work, while others may have a wider range of choices. Regardless, most tend to stick with “go-to” favorites in terms of both mics and techniques. There’s rarely if ever the luxury of testing different mics and positioning at sound check, so we opt for what we know works. Amidst this routine, however, there are bound to be situations where a creative, unusual mic choice and/or… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAVEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Friday, June 24, 2016
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    Karl Winkler 06/24/16 06:19 AM,
    Our friend Karl Winkler of Lectrosonics came up with these microphone inspired “Twenty Questions” quiz. Click on the box below each question for its respective answer. In addition, we’ve provided all answers at the end of the quiz. Good luck!   1.) Which has more overall rejection: cardioid or figure 8?   A.) Cardioid.   B.) Figure 8.   C.) They’re about the same.   D.) Omni has more rejection.   2.) Why would you choose a cardioid over a… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductionAudioMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    phantom power
    Bruce Bartlett 06/21/16 06:22 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Audio.   Unsure about phantom power? Let’s clear up the mystery. Nearly all mixing consoles and audio interfaces provide phantom power at their microphone input connectors. Most condenser mics need phantom power to operate, so you simply plug the mic into the mixer to power it. But the ways we use and connect phantom power can make a big difference in how well those mics work. So what, exactly is phantom power, and how… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesInterconnectMicrophoneMixerPowerSignal

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016
    microphones
    Ken DeLoria 06/16/16 11:18 AM,
    When it comes to microphones, there are a thousand flavors. While some manufacturers seek to advance the state of the art, others work to recreate the classic designs of the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s. It goes to show that new isn’t always synonymous with better. Look no further than the popularity of various plugins that model the tonality (i.e., distortion and other imperfections) of tape machines. The plugins – and even the use of actual tape machines themselves –… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallTrainingMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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    Bruce Bartlett 05/31/16 11:33 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   Remote recording is exhilarating. Musicians, excited by the audience, often put on a stellar performance. Usually you only get one chance to get it recorded, and it must be done right. It’s on the edge, but by the end of the night, especially if everything has gone as planned – what a great feeling! Challenges abound. Monitors can feed back and/or leak into the vocal microphones, coloring the sound. Bass sound can… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalStageWireless

  • Monday, May 30, 2016
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    Bill Mueller 05/30/16 06:42 AM,
    Courtesy of Omega Studios.   Lusting after large diaphragm condenser (LDC) microphones has become a national pastime. Newbies devour the recording magazines and read about this artist and that artist recording to vintage U-47’s or Tele 251’s and believe that they need those same mics, (or too often a design copy from China) to get a “hit” record. However, the acoustic conditions that exist in the average home studio or even small pro studio do not lend themselves to the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureEngineerMicrophoneStudio

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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    Mark Frink 05/24/16 11:09 AM,
    The input list and stage plot is the audio core of any technical rider and the road map for organizing stage equipment and console inputs. Accurate advance information allows risers and backline to be placed, microphones and wedges cabled, and even a line check when the touring crew’s travel is delayed. Working for clubs, festivals or sound companies, we’re often frustrated by inaccurate paperwork reflecting a version of a band that’s months or years old. The reason for out-of-date paperwork… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, May 16, 2016
    luke bryan
    Greg DeTogne 05/16/16 11:09 AM,
    No matter how much dust Luke Bryan’s current Kill the Lights Tour kicks up, the party and the good times just keep rolling. With seemingly no venue deemed off-limits on his schedule, the two-time CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year is on the road with a backdrop of dates recently played or soon to come at festivals, in arenas, sheds, stadiums, fieldhouses, and even the wide open spaces of farm fields, where his annual Farm Tour returns him to… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureConcertEngineerLine ArrayMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless



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