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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Monday, October 01, 2012
    PSW Staff 10/01/12 05:10 AM,
    Audio Production Group of San Carlos, CA, which serves events ranging from outdoor music festivals to business meetings for corporate clients, has seen heavy deployment of its Countryman B2D directional lavaliere microphone and Type 10S and Type 85S stereo direct boxes (DI). “Corporate events have become increasingly complex, incorporating live webcasts, a phone bridge, and in-room sound reinforcement of the company’s CEO and several employee presentations,” explains Andy Heller, co-owner of APG. “In addition to audio from a presenter’s microphone,… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVInterconnectMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, September 28, 2012
    Bruce Bartlett 09/28/12 02:10 PM,
    There are times with the choice of a microphone to best meet a particular application comes down to a large-diaphragm and small-diaphragm condenser model (LDC and SDC, respectively). But what do these terms even mean, and what are the pros and cons of each? An LDC has a diaphragm diameter of 1 inch or larger, while an SDC diaphragm is under 1 inch. That simple spec has a wide range of effects on the mic’s performance. Sensitivity & Noise All… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Thursday, September 27, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/27/12 04:35 PM,
    TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing stereo sets of microphones from its popular and affordable R-F-T series of large diaphragm vintage tube microphones at the upcoming AES 2012 Convention in San Francisco. The AR-51, AK-47mkII, and CU-29 microphone systems, now being offered in matched stereo sets, feature a custom dual power supply capable of powering both microphones at one time, as well as a locking flight case that contains both microphones, cables, shock mounts, and wooden mic boxes. All of the electronic… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductMicrophoneStudio

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Joe Gilder 09/18/12 09:11 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   At various points throughout your recording career, you’ll have chances to record certain instruments for the first time. Maybe you’ve never recorded an actual piano, or a drum kit. Or maybe you’ll need to record something truly esoteric like an accordion, or a hammer dulcimer, or bagpipes. Having never done it before, where do you start? I had the pleasure of recording a violinist in my studio last week. I’ve recorded… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallEducationMicrophoneStudioAudio

  • Thursday, September 13, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/13/12 03:24 PM,
    Sennheiser is expanding its MKH studio microphone series with the addition of the MKH 8090, offering a wide cardioid pick-up pattern makes it a good choice for orchestral recordings.  An optional screw-on module can be used to convert it into a digital AES42 microphone. “The MKH 8090 combines omnidirectional and cardioid pick-up patterns to produce an impressive orchestral microphone,” explains Kai Lange, product manager for wired microphones at Sennheiser. “Used as a main microphone, it picks up the entire sound… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductMicrophoneStudio

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/11/12 03:19 PM,
    One of the most commonly asked questions in audio is “What microphone can I use that doesn’t cause feedback?” The answer: no such microphone exists. Feedback results from a combination of many factors, including loudspeaker placement, microphone placement, and the frequency response of both devices and room acoustics. It’s a complicated process. Entire books have been written on the subject and the mathematical formulas that model feedback are quite involved. So let’s summarize the problem. What is it? Feedback is… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • harman
    PSW Staff 09/11/12 10:54 AM,
    Developed more than six decades ago, AKG achieved a breakthrough in recording and broadcast technology with the introduction of its first dynamic microphone, the D12. Today, AKG has introduced the newly designed D12 VR large-diaphragm cardioid microphone intended specifically for kick drum live and recording applications. D12 VR (vintage sound re-issue) offers a thin diaphragm within its newly designed capsule, which enhances low-frequency performance.  With phantom power disabled, the D12 delivers accurate, pure character from the sound source.  With phantom… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophoneStageStudio

  • Monday, September 10, 2012
    Craig Leerman 09/10/12 04:09 PM,
    The Olson M-191 is one of the more interesting-looking microphones I’ve run across, a hybrid metal and plastic unit that has a style all it’s own. Olson Electronics may not be a familiar name. Started by Sid Olson in Akron, OH in 1961, the company grew into a large retail chain that carried a wide variety of consumer electronics, including stereos, CB radios, TV antennas, parts, tubes, batteries, and car audio equipment. Olson Electronics was sold in the late 1960s… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductStudy HallManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, September 06, 2012
    Bruce Bartlett 09/06/12 03:05 PM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   Here’s a highly simplified explanation of mic specs in plain English. It may help you evaluate microphones based on their specifications. MICROPHONE TYPE: Dynamic, condenser, ribbon These terms refer to the way the microphone converts sound into an electrical signal. Each type has its own “sound” and application. Dynamic: Good sound quality, rugged. Popular for guitar amps and drums. Does not require phantom power. Condenser: High-fidelity, detailed sound with lots of clean… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallEducationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Wednesday, September 05, 2012
    cad audio
    PSW Staff 09/05/12 07:17 AM,
    The new StagePass WX1200 wireless system from CAD Audio provides 16-channel frequency agile VHF operation for increased operating range and the flexibility to scan, select and link to the optimum channel in any performance setting. In addition to diversity operation that minimizes multipath interference, StagePass features CAD’s unique Scan-Link technology that instantaneously scans all of the channels in the RF environment, then selects the clearest one. The receiver then automatically looks for and links to the transmitter to lock in… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless