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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Monday, December 08, 2014
    PSW Staff 12/08/14 09:14 AM,
    Coinciding with the reopening of an iconic Manhattan venue, PBS recently broadcast a 60-minute primetime special, Michael Feinstein at The Rainbow Room, as part of its Fall Arts Festival programming. A DPA microphone user, Feinstein’s long-time production manager and front of house engineer Andy Brattain ensured that the performer’s microphone of choice was used for the taping, which included a variety show and a series of big band performances. As a result, several DPA microphones were used for the production,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsEngineerMicrophoneRemoteSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, December 05, 2014
    PSW Staff 12/05/14 03:12 PM,
    The recent European leg of the “Kiss Me Once” concert tour by pop artist Kylie Minogue saw Sennheiser microphones and wireless monitor systems playing a vital role in Eighth Day Sound’s (Highland Heights, OH and the UK) audio production. The tour’s microphone package includes Sennheiser SKM 5200 microphones with MD 5235 capsules and EM 3732-II receivers, with monitoring via SR 2050 IEM transmitters and EK 2000 IEM belt packs. “The SKM 5200/MD 5235 combination really suits this show, as Kylie… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVConcertEngineerMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementWireless

  • shure
    Tim Vear 12/05/14 02:18 PM,
    Instruments and other sound sources are characterized by their frequency output, by their directional output, and by their dynamic range. Frequency Output Frequency output is the span of fundamental and harmonic frequencies produced by an instrument, and the balance or relative level of those frequencies. Musical instruments have overall frequency ranges as found in the chart below. The dark section of each line indicates the range of fundamental frequencies and the shaded section represents the range of the highest harmonics… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMeasurementMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Thursday, December 04, 2014
    PSW Staff 12/04/14 06:53 PM,
    Location sound recordist Sebastian Dunn utilized Digital Hybrid Wireless technology from Lectrosonics for his work on a 4-part series with a working title of “The Origin of Cats,” scheduled to be shown on British Sky Broadcasting’s Sky 1 TV. The documentary, which took Dunn to Namibia and South Africa, focuses on animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson’s work with lions. A requirement is that the electronics used to capture audio have to be robust. “I’ve been using Lectrosonics gear for over 20… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsDigitalEngineerMicrophoneRemoteWireless

  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014
    Tom Lubin & "Dr. Don" Pearson 12/03/14 08:03 AM,
    Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the late 1980s in Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine. Many of the graphics are less than optimum, but we hope they still lend further understanding to the concepts being discussed. —————————————— When the earliest recordings were done there was little if any attention given to the acoustic phase or electrical polarity of the mechanical devices used to record and reproduce sound. Phase and polarity have little significance as long as only one microphone picks… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLine ArrayMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, December 02, 2014
    PSW Staff 12/02/14 02:41 PM,
    In January 2014, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) presented Shure with the Milestone Award for its Unidyne technology, placing the microphone developer in the same company as famed inventors such as Guglielmo Marconi, Nikola Tesla, Michael Faraday, and Benjamin Franklin.  To mark this achievement and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the development and availability of the 55 Unidyne microphone, Shure has announced a new Limited Edition Unidyne model, the 5575LE Unidyne Limited Edition cardioid dynamic microphone.… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Monday, December 01, 2014
    PSW Staff 12/01/14 06:14 AM,
    Breaking down language barriers for international guest speakers and officials, the 300-seat roundtable conference hall at the Beijing Workers’ Service Center in China was recently equipped with a Harman’s AKG CS5 conferencing system and K99 Perception headphones. Audio supplier and integrator Beijing Respectful Electronic Technology Company specified and installed the components, which help enable seamless translation and interpretation capabilities as well as improve voice clarity during meetings. The conferencing system includes two AKG CS5 VU voting units, 39 CS5 DU… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVInstallationInterconnectLoudspeakerMicrophoneNetworkingSoftware

  • countryman
    PSW Staff 12/01/14 05:36 AM,
    International storydancer Zuleikha Bethami—known professionally as Zuleikha—inspires dynamic creativity and rejuvenation through movement, with the ability to communicate with her audience while dancing to live music enhanced by a Countryman Associates E6i earset microphone. Zuleikha’s performances take place in a wide range of venues, including theaters, schools, auditoriums, conference rooms, and other gathering places. In addition to her dance performances, she also conducts a core wellness program called TAKE A MINUTE for young people and adults in group settings. “My… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Friday, November 28, 2014
    dpa microphones
    PSW Staff 11/28/14 02:34 PM,
    Hawthorn, a leading UK-based independent supplier of technical production services, has named DPA Microphones as its primary mic brand. Established in 1987, Hawthorn employs over 120 staff from offices several offices in the UK, handling more than 1,000 events each year, including gala dinners, product launches, conferences and parties. The company’s product portfolio has seen a substantial investment over the last two years and now includes a selection of top sound, AV, lighting, rigging, and staging gear. Among this inventory… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    PSW Staff 11/25/14 10:13 AM,
    Rado Stefanov, sound mixer for Counting Cars, a spin-off of the popular Pawn Stars program, has taken a unique approach to reality show recording and sound mixing. Instead of using a traditional boom technique, he relies on DPA Microphones’ d:screet 4063 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones for both talent and ambient sound recording. Airing on the History network, Counting Cars chronicles the daily activities of Danny “The Count” Koker and his team at Count’s Kustoms, a car and motorcycle restoration and customization… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

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