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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Thursday, March 15, 2012
    wireless systems
    PSW Staff 03/15/12 03:27 PM,
    Based in Chappell Hill, TX, Golden Entertainment Group has been utilizing Line 6 XD-V digital wireless systems since company owner Peron Einkauf began using them at the 2011 South By Southwest Music (SXSW) Conference in Austin. They’ve been a mainstay in his events ever since. “We provided production for six South By Southwest venues last year,” Einkauf reports. “Normally, we don’t bring any wireless to that event. There’s a venue every 30 feet, bands changing every 30 minutes, and it’s… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

  • worship audio
    Jeremy Carter 03/15/12 03:11 PM,
    This article is provided by Jeremy Carter.   There are several different types of pickups and microphones to choose from. Here is a basic overview. Soundhole Magnetic Pickup Pros: It’s easy, inexpensive, and can give decent results very quickly. Cons: Because it is a magnetic pickup (like an electric guitar pickup), its sound is a little more dark and electronic sounding. Also, you have to deal with the annoying cable coming out of your soundhole. Connection to PA: Direct box,… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    hosa technology
    PSW Staff 03/13/12 08:37 AM,
    Hosa Technology has promoted Jonathan Pusey to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing, a move made to help guide the company as it transitions to its next generation of leadership. In his new position, Pusey is responsible for planning and directing the marketing of the organization’s products, sales, and services by performing a variety of duties in conjunction with other management staff. These responsibilities involve establishing strategic marketing plans to achieve corporate sales objectives, developing… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneAudio

  • Friday, March 09, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/09/12 11:13 AM,
    Australian location recorder Daniel Blinkhorn has been using DPA 2006A twin diaphragm omnidirectional microphones, supplied by local distributor Amber Technology, for his location recording work in the polar archipelago of Svalbard, midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Blinkhorn travelled to the region on a traditionally rigged tall ship, working on creative field recordings for sound installations and electroacoustic compositions as well as a feature for ABC radio’s 360 program and his own research into composing with environmental sound.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollMicrophoneSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2012
    Bruce Bartlett 03/06/12 03:53 PM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   What microphone is best for recording an orchestra? What’s a good snare mic? Should the mic be a condenser or dynamic, omni or cardioid? You can answer these questions more easily once you know the types of microphones and understand their specs. First, it always pays to get a high-quality microphone. The mic is a source of your recorded signal. If that signal is noisy, distorted, or tonally colored, you’ll be stuck… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductStudy HallMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Monday, March 05, 2012
    berklee music
    PSW Staff 03/05/12 04:04 PM,, the online school of Berklee College of Music, is debuting the new course “Microphone Techniques” for the upcoming spring term, beginning April 2, 2012. In the course, students will develop a general strategy for a recording session based upon a desired production style, and learn to execute a moderately complex recording session with multiple simultaneous performers. Effective microphone techniques resulted in some of the most iconic music ever committed to tape. Consider Phil Spector’s signature “Wall of Sound,” which… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollTrainingEducationMicrophoneStudioAudio

  • microphones
    Craig Leerman 03/05/12 11:38 AM,
    I started collecting microphones long ago, when at a large flea market, I spotted an Electro-Voice 664. The chrome was pitted, the windscreen was dented, and the guy selling it didn’t know if it even worked. But it was only a few dollars and it reminded me of my years working tech theater in high school, so I bought it. From then on, I looked for old mics everywhere, and pretty soon had built a sizable collection. They’re really interesting,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogPollProductMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, March 01, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/01/12 01:08 PM,
    British microphone brand Sontronics is proud to announce a new approach to distribution in the UK by joining forces with fellow British brand Audient, renowned for its high-quality mixing consoles. As of March 1, the two companies, working as Audient-Sontronics UK, will provide joint support for end users, studios and stockists, with a dedicated UK sales manager, Gareth Williams (pictured, left), and centralized warehousing at Audient’s Hampshire headquarters. Service and support will continue to be handled at Sontronics HQ in… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessConsolesDigitalMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Friday, February 24, 2012
    microphone specs
    Mikkel Nymand 02/24/12 12:21 PM,
    When reading microphone specifications, it is extremely important to understand how to interpret them. In most cases, the specifications can be measured or calculated in many different ways. While microphone specifications provide an indication of a microphone’s electro-acoustic performance, they will not give a total appreciation of how it will sound. Specifications can detail objective information but cannot convey the subjective sonic experience. For example, a frequency response curve can show how faithfully the microphone will reproduce the incoming pure… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductStudy HallAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Monday, February 20, 2012
    Bruce Bartlett 02/20/12 11:17 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   Nothing has more effect on the sound of your recordings than microphone technique. For example, which mic you choose—and where you place it—affect the recorded tone quality. That is, mic technique affects how much bass, midrange, and treble you hear in the monitored sound of a musical instrument. Mic choice and placement also affect how distant the instrument sounds in the recording, and how much background noise you pick up. This guide… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio