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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Monday, April 09, 2012
    PSW Staff 04/09/12 02:19 PM,
    In celebration of the company’s 87th Anniversary on April 25, Shure announced its augural National Open Mic Night, a week-long observance that will unite and encourage singers, musicians, and spoken word artists to take the mic and perform at venues across the U.S. from Sunday, April 22 to Saturday, April 28. A total of 23 bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, from New York City to Chicago to Los Angeles, have confirmed their participation. “We hope this event becomes an annual… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessManufacturerMicrophone

  • microphones
    Dennis A. Bohn 04/09/12 10:23 AM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.   Selecting the right preamplifier for a given microphone, or conversely, selecting the right mic for a given preamp, involves two major factors along with several minor ones. First, the two big ones: Input headroom. Do you have enough? Noise. What will the preamp add to your mic? You need to determine whether the mic, under worst-case conditions, is going to overload the preamp input stage, and also whether the preamp is going… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollProductStudy HallAVMicrophoneProcessorAudio

  • Friday, April 06, 2012
    church sound
    Jeremy Carter 04/06/12 11:16 AM,
    Start by identifying the location of the speakers in the cabinet. Don’t assume that the speaker location is symmetrical (some are, some aren’t.) You may need to look at the back of the cabinet or shine a flashlight through the grillcloth to locate the position of the drivers inside the cabinet. Next, aim for the center of the paper cone, and about 1-2 inches from the grillcloth. This is the general starting place for all setups. Adjustments will be made… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductStudy HallMicrophoneStage

  • sennheiser
    PSW Staff 04/06/12 07:33 AM,
    The Wanted’s 2012 UK Arena tour drew to a close in Dublin in March, with audio requirements for the tour met by Canegreen and SSE Audio. Ryan McLean served as monitor engineer and Andrew Thornton took on both front of house and production manager duties, and both engineers assert that Sennheiser microphones and in-ear monitors were the right choice for the band on the tour “The main reason I use Sennheiser equipment is for its sound,” says Thornton, who has… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneMonitoringWireless

  • shure
    PSW Staff 04/06/12 07:06 AM,
    When the band Garbage got together to play music in early 2010, it was not with any intention of making an album. “We just sort of hung out for a couple weeks, drank some wine and played a bunch of music,” says engineer Billy Bush. “They just decided to get together and have fun being in a band again. With no label deadlines, it was really stress-free and creative. We recorded a bunch of stuff and they enjoyed the process,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollMicrophoneStudio

  • Thursday, April 05, 2012
    PSW Staff 04/05/12 01:10 PM,
    Harman has appointed Paul Shorter to the position of Technical Services Manager for its Soundcraft, Studer and AKG brands. A 22-year veteran of the pro audio industry, Shorter joined Harman in 2009 as Field Applications Engineer, specializing in support for the Soundcraft and Studer digital console ranges. In addition to his new position of Technical Services Manager, Shorter continues as an active field engineer throughout the continental United States and provides technical sales support. Shorter was one of the first… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollBusinessInstallationManufacturerSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • Wednesday, April 04, 2012
    altec lansing
    Rick Chinn 04/04/12 05:19 PM,
    The Altec Lansing 639A/B microphone made its debut in the early 1940s, and was originally sold by Western Electric (WECO) under the same model number. When the U.S. government forced the breakup of WECO in 1947, Altec spun off to continue manufacturing the WECO sound reinforcement and related products, and they continued to make/offer the 639 for many years afterward. The microphone earned the nickname of “birdcage” because of its size and body design. It’s an early unidirectional microphone, and… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductStudy HallEducationManufacturerMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • recording
    Joe Gilder 04/04/12 09:21 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   As I was telling one of the members of Mix With Us, I learn something new every time I mix a song… and I imagine that will always be the case. Mixing is such a wild task. It’s exciting, tedious, invigorating, and depressing… all at the same time. But there’s nothing like those final stages of a mix, when everything is finally coming together. One of the biggest hurdles you’ll run… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollConsolesProcessorSignalAudio

  • Tuesday, April 03, 2012
    microphone world
    PSW Staff 04/03/12 02:18 PM,
    While the live microphone market is full of “old favorites” that continue to the do the job year after year, there’s also a constant drive toward innovation. Dynamic models remain most popular, but continuing a trend, condenser designs are getting increased traction among both manufacturers and users alike. Ribbon models, once too fragile for rigorous live sound applications, are no longer so, and provide yet another option in the mic box. We’ve also seen a notable uptick in the number… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, March 30, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/30/12 02:00 PM,
    Paul Mitchell has made a career of engineering live and studio performances for jazz artists; most notably with keyboardist Joe Sample, Jazz Crusaders and Jonathan Brooke. Recently he produced “Hipping the Hop” with Joe Sample - piano, Steve Gadd - drums and Nicklas Sample - bass, which is a perfect case study of how to record and mix live, at the same time. “I put the focus on the basics and start with a good set of tools,” says Mitchell. … View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudioAudio