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Articles Tagged Microphone World

  • Wednesday, April 06, 2016
    microphones
    Joe Shambro 04/06/16 04:29 PM,
    In the world of live sound, certain topics are guaranteed to draw fellow engineers into a multi-hour discussion that ends in no agreement and a hefty bar tab. Drum miking is at (or near) the top of the list. Further, every situation is different. Sometimes it’s best to just go with a pair of overheads and a kick mic, while at the other end of the spectrum, sometimes the situation calls for individual spot mics for all 48 inputs on… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, March 28, 2016
    church sound
    David McLain & Jeremy Carter 03/28/16 10:46 AM,
    Any time a band has some of its sound coming through the main PA system (usually vocals and electronic instruments) and some of the sound coming from the stage acoustically (most notably the drums) you have problems. The drummer must play loud enough to keep up with the sound system, which he cannot hear. However, playing loudly enough for the back row of listeners means that the drums are often too loud for the first several rows. It’s even louder… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogProductionAudioMicrophoneMonitoringSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, March 18, 2016
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    Bruce Bartlett 03/18/16 06:05 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   What goes around comes around. From the 1920s through the 1940s, PA systems for music often used only a single microphone. Band members would gather closely around this mic, balancing their sound by moving toward or away from the mic. Radio broadcasts and recordings often used one mic as well. This “old fashioned” technique has made a comeback; for example, many bluegrass and folk bands utilize the one-mic method with surprisingly good… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductionAudioEducationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, March 04, 2016
    wireless systems
    Ike Zimbel 03/04/16 10:06 AM,
    So, you’ve done your scan, frequency coordination, antenna placement, walk-around and war-gaming tests, and everything works. All of your wireless transmitters are resting comfortably in their metal trays, the batteries are good and line check has verified that all of your units are sending audio where they’re supposed to. What else can go wrong? Well, for one, a presenter or performer can end up with the wrong transmitter in his/her hand at a critical moment. Wireless microphones, being, well, wireless,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Monday, February 29, 2016
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    Bruce Bartlett 02/29/16 06:57 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   What microphone is best for recording an orchestra? What’s a good snare mic? Should the mic be a condenser or dynamic, omni or cardioid? You can answer these questions more easily once you know the types of microphones and understand their specs. First, it always pays to get a high-quality microphone. The mic is a source of your recorded signal. If that signal is noisy, distorted, or tonally colored, you’ll be stuck… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductStudy HallMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    microphones
    Ken DeLoria 02/24/16 10:38 AM,
    If you’ve never experimented with double-miking a musical instrument, you’re in for a treat. Properly utilized, the technique provides a whole new palette of tonal colors, along with surprising ease of control. It’s especially useful when working with an unfamiliar console, one that has limited EQ capability, or when multiple operators are working together on the same control surface. Further, with two or more microphones on key instruments, there is built-in redundancy. If one mic fails, falls off its stand,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneMixerSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    jc sound
    James Cadwallader 02/23/16 12:09 PM,
    So I’m standing in the kitchenette at Imperative Studios, my hair still wet from the shower taken in the ladies’ bathroom, when in comes one of the studio interns - a really good kid at heart, but heavily steeped in the “overconfidence” of youth. He catches me retrieving my container of coffee beans from the freezer. A half-smile crosses his face as he declares with an air of absolute authority, “You know, coffee beans shouldn’t be put in the freezer.”… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureConcertEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageSystemTechnician

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 02/17/16 03:26 PM,
    The textbook definition of a microphone is a transducer that converts acoustical energy (sound waves) into electrical energy. Basically, a sound wave hits a diaphragm or membrane and causes it to vibrate. These vibrations are turned into electricity and flow out to the console. Mics are usually categorized by the conversion process that’s used to turn acoustical energy into electricity. The most common type used on live stages are dynamic designs that work on the electromagnet principle where a coil… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureProductSlideshowStudy HallAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, February 15, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/15/16 11:08 AM,
    One of the most popular specialized microphone techniques is stereo miking. The use of two or more microphones to create a stereo image will often give depth and spatial placement to an instrument or overall recording. There are a number of different methods for stereo. Three of the most popular are the spaced pair (A/B), the coincident or near-coincident pair (X-Y configuration), and the md-side (M-S) technique. Spaced Pair Technique The spaced pair (A/B) technique uses two cardioid or omni… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioMicrophone

  • Friday, February 12, 2016
    prosoundweb
    Mark Frink 02/12/16 02:54 PM,
    Welcome to mixing monitor sound for a singer. There are many kinds of professional entertainers, songwriters and celebrities, but when working for that breed of performing artist who sings exceptionally well, a refined audio approach helps them do their best on stage. When she’s in her zone, a palpable connection to every member of the audience produces goose bumps and wet eyes. She’s easily identified because she holds the microphone in her hand. The Microphone For singers, the microphone is… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertMicrophoneMixerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStage



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