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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Tuesday, March 04, 2014
    PSW Staff 03/04/14 03:46 PM,
    At the upcoming Prolight + Sound 2014 in Frankfurt, DPA Microphones (hall 8, stand C71) is introducing two new reinforced cable solutions for its d:screet 4060 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphone Series, along with a new Omnidirectional Necklace Microphone that joins the d:screet Miniature Microphone line. Also on display will be DPA’s new d:fine 66 and 88 Headset Microphones. To ensure that those who are not used to handling miniatures can use the mics without fear of breaking them, DPA is launching… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • tpa
    Gary Parks 03/04/14 10:25 AM,
    In late January, I was invited to a private demo of what looks to be some cool, and useful, new technology that blends advanced processing with a low-profile array of microphones. The AM-1 from TOA Electronics is the result of a multi-year development process and will be released toward the beginning of Spring, 2014.  The AM-1 is a microphone system that shifts its coverage pattern in real time as a person moves away from “on axis” to one side or… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogProductAVMicrophoneProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Monday, March 03, 2014
    PSW Staff 03/03/14 12:50 PM,
    Shure Incorporated has extended its line of SM microphones with the introduction of two new headset microphones—the SM35 Performance Headset condenser microphone for live sound applications and the SM31FH Fitness Headset condenser microphone for fitness instructors. Shure has also unveiled the PGA31 Headset condenser microphone and the Centraverse Lavalier (CVL) Condenser microphone, both designed for presentation applications. “We’re pleased to offer new options that add versatility to the Shure product line,” said Chad Wiggins, category director for Wired Microphones at… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Saturday, March 01, 2014
    phantom power
    Bruce Bartlett 03/01/14 01:20 PM,
      Unsure about phantom power? Let’s clear up the mystery. Nearly all mixing consoles and audio interfaces provide phantom power at their microphone input connectors. Most condenser mics need phantom power to operate, so you simply plug the mic into the mixer to power it. But the ways we use and connect phantom power can make a big difference in how well those mics work. So what, exactly is phantom power, and how do we apply it effectively? Understanding It… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesInterconnectMicrophoneMixerPowerSignal

  • Friday, February 28, 2014
    point source audio
    PSW Staff 02/28/14 03:51 PM,
    Point Source Audio president James Lamb has been tapped as the first commander of the newly-formed California State Military Reserve (CSMR) Band. Lamb, a lifelong trumpeter, composer, and arranger, earned an appointment as a Warrant Officer in the State Military Reserve in August 2013. In addition to playing trumpet and writing arrangements, he will help coordinate support for California’s three National Guard Bands, based in Sacramento, Oxnard, and Los Alamitos. The California National Guard Bands uphold a long tradition dating… View this story
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  • Thursday, February 27, 2014
    PSW Staff 02/27/14 02:08 PM,
    Gloria Estefan’s long-time monitor engineer, Craig Melvin, relies on the precision of DPA Microphones to eliminate noise and capture the natural sound of the live instruments used during Estefan’s orchestra-based performances. To meet these audio requirements, Melvin depends on a combination of DPA 4023 Compact Cardioid Microphones, d:screet 4061 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphones, d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones and d:dicate 4011 Cardioid Microphones. Melvin has employed the d:dicate 4011s for years in a rock music setting, but until recently, had not considered… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    Craig Leerman 02/26/14 05:04 PM,
    While my first microphone was a model 99-45460 from Lafayette Radio Electronics (read about it here), many of the mics owned by my garage bandmates were from Radio Shack, usually the Realistic Highball-2. Some of you likely had at least one as well—it was a popular mic in the early 1970s that offered acceptable quality at a good price. “The Shack,” as we called it, had a number of in-house brands, including Archer (antennas and accessories), Duofone (telephones and accessories),… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, February 21, 2014
    PSW Staff 02/21/14 07:36 AM,
    The 125th Rose Parade was an unrivaled New Year’s Day celebration, featuring floral floats, spirited marching bands, and high-stepping equestrian units along a five-and-a-half mile route down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, Calif. Once known as a quaint, horse-drawn parade, the Tournament of Roses is now watched by a crowd of 700,000 people in attendance and millions of television viewers across 200 countries. To support this year’s high-profile broadcast, Ron “Elvis” Stephan, technical director for the Rose Parade’s opening and closing… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014
    church sound
    Jeff McLeod 02/19/14 03:34 PM,
    This article is provided by Church Audio Video.   Earset, headworn, and over-the-ear microphones are quickly taking the place of lavalier and handheld microphones in many houses of worship. As with all microphones, choosing the right one for your application is important, so here I will discuss a few of the deciding factors all churches should consider, and I’ll make some recommendations on specific models. Why choose an over-the-ear microphone in the first place? Since the diaphragms of most earset… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementWireless

  • guitar mic techniques
    Barry Rudolph 02/19/14 03:02 PM,
      Because of its fundamental importance in popular music, the electric guitar is the subject of intense scrutiny and wide differences of opinions. Just what makes a good guitar sound? Compared to all the subtle and not so subtle sounds that come out of an electric guitar amp, fidelity judgments of vocal sounds are easy to make! With good knowledge of the different guitar and amplifier sonic capabilities, coupled with good microphone techniques,we can achieve the ultimate guitar sound that… View this story
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