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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Friday, September 25, 2015
    Jon Tidey 09/25/15 06:24 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Recording vocals can be extremely tricky even under the most perfect of circumstances. However, as we well know, the perfect circumstances aren’t encountered by everyone from day to day. So here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re tackling that next vocal session. Try Isolation Many studios don’t have a dedicated vocal booth, or simply don’t have the space for one. The next best thing is some acoustic… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalStudioSystem

  • Thursday, September 24, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/24/15 09:55 AM,
    Audio recordist Allan Holmberg travels the world to capture on-set sound and dialogue for feature films and works on television programs in his native Denmark, relying on Sound Devices to get the job done. Equipped with Sound Devices’ 788T audio recorders and CL-9 Linear Fader Controllers, Holmberg is able to adapt on the fly by having the ability to work on a production from his sound cart and on-the-go. “I have been a Sound Devices fan for a long time,”… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalEngineerManufacturerMixerRemoteTechnicianWireless

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/23/15 07:41 AM,
    Hammer & Anvil announces the release of three new professional microphones – the Professional Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone, the Camera Mounted Shotgun Microphone and the Directional Condenser Microphone – and two new professional Two Channel Audio Mixer Adapter models. The microphones and audio mixers are designed for any audio needs of the imaging community, Hammer & Anvil’s latest models deliver in all facets, including digital scribing, studio or location recording, multimedia integration or casual home use. All new Hammer & Anvil… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVDigitalManufacturerMicrophoneMixer

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/22/15 10:02 AM,
    When CenturyLink was looking to upgrade their executive conference room at their Arlington, VA office’s Government Contracting Division, they turned to Audio-Video Group to design and install the system. Stephen Bon, sales development engineer at Audio-Video Group, selected the Earthworks IML3-B microphone for the install. “We have used the Earthworks ChoirMics, FlexMic podium mics and PianoMics in a number of our church sound system designs. Based on our experience in using Earthworks microphones, there was no question that I would… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    PSW Staff 09/22/15 08:14 AM,
    DPA Microphones was selected by the sound team behind the French singer-songwriter Bénabar, for his recently completed live tour using the d:facto II vocal microphone. Veteran sound engineer Philippe Bouic has been working with Bénabar since 1999 and was responsible for choosing DPA d:facto vocal microphones for the artist’s recent live shows on the recommendation of Audio2, DPA’s distributor in France. “I had heard people talk about this new microphone, and I wanted to try it,” Bouic says. “I compared… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, September 21, 2015
    Gary D. Davis 09/21/15 03:15 PM,
    From the March/April 1974 issue of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, interviews with producer/engineer Rob Fraboni and promoter Dick LaPalm on recording the Planet Waves album by Bob Dylan, supported by long-time collaborators The Band. The album hit number 1 on the U.S. Billboard charts—the first for the artist—and number 7 in the UK. It was recording in 1973 on November 2, 5, 6, 8, 9 at Village Recorder in West Los Angeles, CA. R-e/p: Dick, how did… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogEducationEngineerMicrophoneMonitoringStudioTechnician

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    PSW Staff 09/21/15 06:49 AM,
    DPA Microphones played a central role in broadcasting this year’s Bastille Day celebration in France. The event that ranks as the oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe. With more than 120 d:screet 4061 miniature microphones and d:vote 4099 instrument microphones, which accounted for around half of all the microphones used, DPA was on full display during the festivities. In a tradition that dates back to 1880, this annual French national holiday parade takes place in Paris along the… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVManufacturerMicrophone

  • Friday, September 18, 2015
    Mason Hicks 09/18/15 07:42 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   If you ask a handful of engineers how they approach recording acoustic guitars, you’re likely to get at least a handful of different answers (provided they’re willing to divulge). This is because so many factors play a part in capturing an acoustic guitar: the room, playing style, body size, recording environment, the player’s skill level, etc. All things considered, however, most engineers will tell you the real secret to recording acoustic guitar is simple: stereo… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalStudio

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/17/15 01:22 PM,
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ (LDS) Mormon Tabernacle Choir boasts a fan base spanning 94 countries, reaching upwards of 12 million people through the group’s weekly music and spoken word broadcast on more than 2,000 TV and radio stations. The choir of 350 vocalists and a 100 piece orchestra, regularly performs at some of the greatest venues around the world using DPA Microphones’ products for more than a decade. “We’ve been using DPA’s d:screet 4061 miniature microphones… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
    Mark Frink 09/16/15 06:31 AM,
    Years ago, drum sounds were created with a narrow, well-defined selection of standard microphones and console EQ, plus outboard gates, reverbs and a few compressors, and then spending an inordinate amount of time adjusting it all while each drum was hit repeatedly. In the recording studio, this can take weeks, but for live sound it’s compressed into a day at the tour’s beginning, and no more than an hour a day while on the road. Digital consoles have changed the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStudioSystem

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