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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/30/14 09:47 AM,
    Pro audio brand Aphex has announced that it has moved the company to Salt Lake City, in order to increase operational efficiencies by being closer to parent company DWV Entertainment and the core Aphex creative and engineering teams. The move, completed this month, includes opening a new Aphex warehouse in Utah to complement existing manufacturing and shipping facilities in California. Aphex Chairman David Wiener stated, “Aphex has been making big changes in recent months to take advantage of growth opportunities… View this story
    Filed in: AVRecordingNewsBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014
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    Daniel Keller 09/25/14 02:30 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   When most people think of stereo recording, the first thing that comes to mind is a matched pair of microphones, arranged in a coincident (XY) pattern. It makes sense, of course, since that’s the closest way to replicate a real pair of human ears. But while XY microphone recording is the most obvious method, it’s not the only game in town. The Mid-Side (MS) microphone technique sounds a bit more complex, but it offers some… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectMicrophoneSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/24/14 02:44 PM,
    TransAudio Group, U.S. distributor of high-end studio recording equipment, has hired engineer, educator, and salesperson Zach Winterfeld to serve as its Southern California representative. Winterfeld will represent all of TransAudio Group’s professional lines, including ATC monitors, Bettermaker, Bock, Drawmer, and Tube-Tech, as well as ATC hi-fi loudspeakers. His diverse industry experience includes freelance engineering and positions with Mercenary Audio, Boston University, and Berklee College of Music. “Zach has extensive studio experience,” says Brad Lunde, TransAudio Group president. “He worked at… View this story
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  • Friday, September 19, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/19/14 10:17 AM,
    Audio-Technica is proud to be the microphone of choice for Snarky Puppy, a Brooklyn-based instrumental fusion band led by GRAMMY Award-winning bassist, composer and producer Michael League. Since joining with the Snarky Puppy crew around 2007, engineer/mixer Eric Hartman has been behind the console for several acclaimed albums from the ensemble, including We Like It Here, which the band released this year. A key element of these albums’ success has been Hartman’s extensive use of Audio-Technica microphones in the band’s… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConcertMicrophoneStage

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/17/14 08:19 AM,
    Rob Macomber, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning chief engineer of the Music Studios at Jazz at Lincoln Center for SiriusXM Satellite Radio, regularly utilizes Sanken CUW-180 stereo microphones in his work. The CUW-180 is comprised of two cardioid condenser mics combined in one compact body. Each of the two 180-degree capsules is independently adjustable with 15-degree detent, providing a versatile mic for a variety of stereo and surround recording applications. “The CUW-180s perform wonderfully anywhere and everywhere,” says Macomber. “On a… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/16/14 09:47 AM,
    Each year, Pryor High School in northeast Oklahoma presents a major musical performance in the Herchel Avra Performing Arts Center, utilizing Countryman microphones to help ensure top-quality audio quality. Specifically, Jim Bryant, Jr, manager of the Avra Performing Arts Center, Bryant routinely relies on a dozen Countryman E6 Earset microphones of both omnidirectional and directional varieties for performances that include Singing in the Rain, Phantom of the Opera, Music Man, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and this year, Oklahoma. “For… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 09/16/14 06:13 AM,
    Radial Engineering has announced the StageBug SB-48UB, a unique phantom power supply that enables a guitar, bass or mandolin player to connect a condenser microphone to a Radial PZ-Pre or PZ-Deluxe.  According to Radial circuit and mechanical designer Nancy Smith:  “Over the past couple of years we have seen a tremendous take up of the PZ-Pre on professional stages, particularly with blue grass instruments, acoustic guitars and upright basses. And since the PZ-Pre is able to combine two inputs using… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductInterconnectMicrophonePowerSignalSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Monday, September 15, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/15/14 12:40 PM,
    Point Source Audio (PSA) announced that its SERIES8 miniature microphones have been adopted by the three campuses of Chase Oaks Church of Plano, Texas. SERIES8 headset mics are well-suited to the church community, particularly those with large congregations and physical dimensions to match. Chase Oaks’ expansive campuses made servicing their microphones a growing challenge and expense.  “Our old headsets were continually snapping.  It was very frustrating,” recounts Chase Oak’s Audio Engineer Kevin Sanchez before discovering Point Source Audio’s SERIES8 and… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Friday, September 12, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/12/14 12:43 PM,
    Earthworks FlexMic podium microphones were recently used in a Beatification Ceremony conducted by Pope Francis in Seoul, South Korea. The ceremony was held at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, with nearly 1 million people in attendance and 20 percent of South Korea’s population tuning in to watch the historic event on television. Sung Jun Park, director of engineering for Art Mix, selected six FMR500/HC 19-inch Earthworks podium microphones for the ceremony. “The sensitivity and dynamic range are good,” he states.… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014
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    Joe Gilder 09/11/14 05:04 PM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   Do you ever revel in someone else’s mistakes? Ever learn something from them? Yeah, me too. Here’s a list of some of my “best” mistakes I’ve made when it comes to using mics. ’Tis both enjoyable (and educational): 1. I almost blew up a $1,600 ribbon mic because I plugged it into a preamp with phantom power already on. (Turns out that’s a bit of a myth, but I freaked for a while.)… View this story
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