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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    church sound
    Chris Huff 07/09/14 01:31 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   There are four wireless microphone mistakes that get a sound tech in trouble. The first mistake is one I’m often asked about. I’ll be upfront and say that I’ve made two of these mistakes. Two, maybe three. No, two. Forgive and forget, right? [sigh] 1. Allow signal seepage (that sounds… disgusting!) It goes like this; 1) Channel gain (trim) knob is at zero. 2) Fader is at unity or below. 3)… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneSignalTechnicianWireless

  • Monday, July 07, 2014
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    PSW Staff 07/07/14 04:15 PM,
    Video production specialists La Fabrica de Carbon have recently completed a film for Castrol and Ken Block which truly stretched their Lectrosonics audio recording equipment. Entitled ‘Footkhana’ the film combines world-famous gymkhana driving with world-famous football skills in a head-to-head competition of man in a machine versus man and his feet. “It’s always amazing to me when people like Neymar Jr. are aware of me because of my Gymkhana videos,” said Block. “Neymar’s one of the biggest names in football… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessMicrophoneWireless

  • Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    dave rat
    Dave Rat 07/02/14 03:08 PM,
    The attention to detail that takes place in preparing a rock show can be mind boggling. For example, I listed out the factors we account for in setting up the lead vocal mic for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Check it out: 1) The mic. Anthony has been using Audix OM7 dynamic mics for over 20 years now. The OM7 exhibits high feedback stability and picks up very little room sound compared to other mics. This allows me to capture… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, June 30, 2014
    rolling stones
    Bruce Borgerson 06/30/14 05:55 AM,
    If you’ve seen the Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter movie, you might recall Jimmy Johnson’s brief speaking role. He was the one coaching Keith Richards on the proper Alabama pronunciation of “Y’all come back, y’hear.” For three nights in December of 1969, the Stones cut basic tracks and live vocals for three songs: “You Gotta Move,” “Wild Horses” and “Brown Sugar.” The sessions took place at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios—the “burlap palace” at 3614 Jackson Highway—a nondescript former casket factory which… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorStudioTechnician

  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
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    Barry Rudolph 06/26/14 11:34 AM,
    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

  • Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    cad audio
    PSW Staff 06/24/14 10:12 AM,
    The new CAD Audio StagePass 1600 Series UHF wireless system made its InfoComm debut at last week’s show in Las Vegas. A versatile addition to the StagePass line, the new 1600 Series system provides 100-channel frequency agile UHF operation for maximum operating range along with CAD ScanLink technology to precisely scan, select and link to the optimum channel in any RF environment. Other features include True Diversity operation to minimize multipath interference along with CADLock Automatic Tone Encoded Squelch that… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Sunday, June 22, 2014
    audio-technica
    PSW Staff 06/22/14 02:30 PM,
    Audio-Technica has introduced the new ES945/LED omnidirectional and ES947/LED cardioid condenser boundary microphones, both outfitted with a 360-degree red/green LED indicator ring. Part of Audio-Technica’s Engineered Sound (ES) line, both new microphones provide clear, highly intelligible audio for video conferencing, teleconferencing, audio recording, and other sound pickup applications. Each mic is protected by a rugged, all-metal case with a dual-layer steel mesh grille, and offers a low-profile design that allows it to be mounted unobtrusively in a tabletop. Users can… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVInstallationMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, June 20, 2014
    mic techniques
    Teri Hogan 06/20/14 08:05 AM,
    Living in South Central Texas, we operate in a very diverse ethnic atmosphere and encounter every description of strange and unusual instrument. Over time, we (and our engineers) have discovered some techniques that work well for some of these applications. There may be other, possibly better ways to accomplish the task. But the following represent tried and true methods that work for us, as well as the musicians we support. Accordion. What do you call 100 accordions in the Rio… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, June 19, 2014
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    PSW Staff 06/19/14 08:07 AM,
    At the InfoComm 2014 show in Las Vegas, Audio-Technica (booth C10520) announces the new ATND971 cardioid condenser boundary network microphone, bridging the gap between audio and IT as the first wired microphone that transmits audio and control data together over Audinate Dante network protocol. A simple Ethernet connection allows the ATND971 network microphone to communicate across an existing network of Dante-enabled devices and, with the microphone’s programmable user switch, control any of those devices at the push of a button.… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVDigitalEthernetMicrophoneNetworking

  • shure
    PSW Staff 06/19/14 07:38 AM,
    At the InfoComm 2014 show in Las Vegas, Shure (booth 10108) has introduced the QLX-D digital wireless system, providing 24-bit digital audio, networked control and compatibility with Shure’s intelligent rechargeable battery technology. Designed for live sound and fixed installations, QLX-D digital wireless transmits accurate audio with extended, flat frequency response. The system’s automatic channel scan and IR sync make finding and assigning an open frequency quick and easy. “This system packs in a lot of sophistication and delivers incredible wireless… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsVideoProductAVMicrophoneNetworkingWireless