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Articles Tagged Microphone World

  • 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
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    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

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    recording
    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

  • Friday, February 05, 2016
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    Al Keltz 02/05/16 10:55 AM,
    Election cycles are getting longer and longer, and more campaigns are on the road for extended periods of time while cable and Internet news outlets hunger for content to fill their 24-hour news formats. This has resulted in an increased demand to sound companies and AV rental houses for providing press conference feeds. If you don’t have at least one press mult in inventory and available, you may be missing out on increased revenue opportunities. A Menu For Feeding The… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectMixerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016
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    Barry Rudolph 02/02/16 12:44 PM,
    Rhythm section tracking is the most important recording session in the production cycle of a record. The recording engineer captures the feel and sound of the musicians as they interpret the song and support the artist’s performance. The rhythm track’s sound is a component of the production style and identifies the record’s musical genre. I liken the track to the foundation of a house: you can’t build very high on a weak base! Subsequent overdubbed sweetening is just “window dressing”… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Monday, January 18, 2016
    drum miking
    Daniel Keller 01/18/16 05:04 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Ask 10 recording engineers about recording drums and you’re likely to get more than 20 opinions. Few instruments combine subtle nuance and brute force the way a good drummer can, and capturing that sound has been the subject of hundreds of articles and thousands of conversations. So many different aspects affect the sound of a drum mix, starting with the player. Different skins, different shells, the type of sticks, the kick-drum beater all influence the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, January 07, 2016
    wireless systems
    Ike Zimbel 01/07/16 12:04 PM,
    When deploying wireless, whether it’s a single system or several, and whether it’s for a tour, a one-off, a broadcast, at a church or wherever, it’s important to keep track of a whole range of parameters besides the most obvious one of frequency selection. Why? The two main reasons are consistency and preparation. In other words, making sure that anything that needs to be replaced, from a single piece to the entire system, is checked and vetted as well as… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Thursday, December 10, 2015
    mic preamps
    Dennis A. Bohn 12/10/15 08:43 AM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.   Selecting the right preamplifier for a given microphone, or conversely, selecting the right mic for a given preamp, involves two major factors along with several minor ones. First, the two big ones: 1) Input headroom. Do you have enough? 2) Noise. What will the preamp add to your mic? You need to determine whether the mic, under worst-case conditions, is going to overload the preamp input stage, and also whether the preamp… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVMicrophoneProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    microphones
    Craig Leerman 12/08/15 06:55 AM,
    A lot of my work is with conferences and corporate meetings. The approach is slightly different in comparison to traditional music gigs, particularly when it comes to microphones. Wireless lavalier and headworn/earset microphones are common in “corporates,” visually discreet while allowing presenters to move about the stage and use their hands to demonstrate products or operate controls of computers and AV equipment. When the feed is going to a PA system, lavalier mics with a directional pattern should be used… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement



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