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Articles Tagged Microphone World

  • Thursday, May 09, 2013
    Greg DeTogne 05/09/13 04:19 PM,
    The Black Crowes have returned with this year’s Lay Down With Number 13 tour, emerging triumphantly fit and in full fighting form from an “indefinite” hiatus announced in April, 2010 that put performances on hold in the U.S. after the band played San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium later that year. Now, with the band’s fourth live album, Wiser for the Time, released in March of this year as a digital download and 4-record vinyl set, timing was never better for the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertConsolesEngineerLoudspeakerMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    Craig Leerman 05/09/13 11:28 AM,
    When I got serious about collecting microphones I started a list of the models I wanted, and one of the first names on the list was the D-22 from the American Microphone Company. It’s a beautiful omnidirectional microphone with two-tone coloring and a very modern unique look.  American was a popular manufacturer from the 1930s and into the mid-1960s. The company was founded by Fern A. Yarbrough in Los Angeles, later relocating to Pasadena, CA, and it built mics primarily… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Monday, May 06, 2013
    Andrew Greenwood 05/06/13 03:46 PM,
    The Sennheiser Technology & Innovation lab in California has created a new concept microphone designed to explore new tools for drum capture. At its core, the Element system offers the ability to detect when an individual drum has been physically hit. This allows the engineer to carefully craft the sound of the drum set with less bleeding and tighter control over tone and dynamics. As with previous concept mics, this prototype is aimed at sharing new ideas with our users… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogVideoEducationMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, May 03, 2013
    Gary Parks 05/03/13 04:31 PM,
    The crowd waits impatiently for the lights to come up, to hear a single voice rise in song, riding above the instruments. The vocal microphone in the singer’s hand, reinforced by the rest of the signal chain, carries a voice to thousands of eager listeners that would scarcely reach the first rows unaided.  Of course, mics have reinforced vocals for many decades, and by allowing singers to be heard, they’ve played an integral role in the rise of the popular… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    James Stoffo 04/02/13 11:06 AM,
    Note that the recent PSW webinar, “Wireless Apocalypse or Hype,” presented by the author and providing further information, is also now available for viewing and download here. After dedicating my entire professional career to wireless audio, I can assure you that there is no “hype” here. Whether the “apocalypse” applies or not is largely up to us. If we pay attention to the new RF landscape and follow a few simple guidelines, we may just all get through this relatively… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogMicrophoneSignalSystemWireless

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    Chris Huff 04/02/13 10:28 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   There is a huge advantage of mixing music over mixing speech; you can blend sounds when mixing music. That is to say, if you have one instrument or vocalist you can’t quite get right in the mix, you always have the other instruments and vocals to fill in and blend in with that particular problem channel. When it comes to mixing speech, i.e. the pastor’s voice, you don’t have that benefit.… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalTechnician

  • Monday, April 01, 2013
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    Omer Inan 04/01/13 11:42 AM,
    High-end audio equipment manufacturers pride themselves on consistently delivering robust products that hold up to rough treatment. Unfortunately, the success of any live performance depends on more than just the products themselves: many complex environmental, human, and unknown factors can cause a performance to fail. Radio frequency (RF) interference can compromise the transmission, causing the audio to drop out. The presenter can lean in and nearly swallow the gooseneck microphone head, creating loud pops and bass boost. A drop of… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogAVMicrophoneSignalStage

  • Thursday, March 28, 2013
    Karl Winkler 03/28/13 05:50 PM,
    When it comes to entertainment wireless systems, it’s not uncommon to hear a wide range of opinions, ideas, “facts” and methodologies about anything from microphone technique to drive racks to damping factor. And quite often, these perceptions are either slightly off-base or are dead wrong. Having worked in the wireless business for several years now, I’ve heard my share of doozies. Here are some of the more common misconceptions. 1. A directional “paddle” antenna is always needed. Sure, a directional… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2013
    Bobby Owsinski 03/27/13 01:46 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Here’s an excerpt from The Recording Engineer’s Handbook, available here. While it’s safe to say that most engineers rely on experience when choosing microphones, there are some things to think about when selecting a microphone. “There’s no one microphone that does every single thing.”—Michael Beinhorn Select a microphone that compliments the instrument that you’ll be recording. For instance, if you have an instrument that has a very edgy top end, you wouldn’t… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneStudio

  • Friday, March 15, 2013
    Charles Szczepanek 03/15/13 02:20 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   In a world of sampled instruments and MIDI sequencing, recording an acoustic grand piano is not a task for the faint of heart. Most engineers can rely on an instrument package, like Garritan’s “Authorized Steinway” or “Ivory” for nice sounds. However, when a piano needs to be the primary focus of a mix, or when you have a very serious player in the studio, you will need a well-maintained acoustic… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalStudio