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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Tuesday, August 07, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/07/12 01:15 PM,
    Trained in multiple aspects of rhythm, ranging from classical, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian to West African, Middle Eastern, Japanese and Indian, percussionist Taku Hirano, while touring with the Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson: The Immortal world tour, is utilizing his down time to host drum clinics throughout Europe.  Traveling with a complete AKG microphone set, Hirano also relies on the functionality and clarity of AKG while teaching the fundamentals of his art. In addition to his current world touring schedule… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsTrainingEducationManufacturerMicrophoneAudio

  • Friday, August 03, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/03/12 04:20 PM,
    With a large, loyal fan base and a long history of spectacular performances, country icon Kenny Chesney is on the road again, teaming with Tim McGraw on one of the biggest draws of the 2012 touring season. Audio for the tour is being handled by Nashville-based Morris Light & Sound, with VP of Audio John Mills hitting the road as systems engineer/audio crew chief. “For a stadium tour like this, there are literally millions of dollars on the line every… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • audio-technica
    PSW Staff 08/03/12 09:56 AM,
    For a recent performance with Sarah McLachlan at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, noted drummer Curt Bisquera (Josh Groban, Mick Jagger, Seal, Elton John, The Beach Boys) employed a wide arsenal of microphones from Audio-Technica. Specifically, he used an AE2500 dual-element cardioid instrument microphone on kick drum; an AE3000 cardioid condenser instrument microphones on toms; and ATM650 hypercardioid dynamic instrument microphones on top and bottom of snare. Further, an AT4050 multi-pattern condenser microphone handled overheads, and an AE5100 cardioid condenser instrument… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, August 01, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/01/12 01:50 PM,
    Since 1995, Wicked Tinkers have been playing haunting bagpipes and tribal drums as a professional touring ensemble, combining a modern, almost rock-and-roll energy with the hypnotic, insistent grooves of their Gaelic ancestors. Keith Jones, drummer for the group and owner of Musicians Performance Studios in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, assists with many of the ensemble’s technical responsibilities, and he considers the Countryman B6 Omni lavalier microphone an indispensable tool in the studio and during performances. Wicked Tinkers deploys the high overload… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, July 30, 2012
    PSW Staff 07/30/12 02:11 PM,
    When Dr. Karl Berg became part of the world’s most extensive parrot research project as a doctorate student at Cornell University, he faced the challenge of recording 1,000 hours of the bird’s communication at a wild parrot research center in Venezuela. In a climate that averages a stifling 95 degrees with 99 percent humidity, Berg’s focus was to discover important interactions and behavioral traits among parrots in their normal habitats. To properly analyze communication habits, he needed to obtain digital… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVMicrophone

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    Bobby Owsinski 07/30/12 10:54 AM,
    This article is excerpted from Bobby Owsinki’s “The Drum Recording Handbook.” One of the most important and overlooked aspects of drum mic’ing is making sure that the mics are all in-phase. This is really important because with only one out-of-phase mic, the whole kit will never sound right, and if not corrected before all the drums are mixed together, it can never be fixed. So just what is phase anyway? Without getting into a heavy explanation, it just means that… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallAnalogEducationEngineerMicrophoneMixerSignalStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/30/12 09:30 AM,
    TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT, is hosting the first TELEFUNKEN Mix Olympics, coinciding with the 2012 Summer Olympics taking place in London, England.  Three mixing events will be held, and for each event winners will be awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze M80 dynamic microphones. Starting on July 27th, participants will be able to download audio files from three multi-track sessions provided by TELEFUNKEN in 44.1k/24-bit format. Each of these complete song session files will be used as the three… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollBusinessMicrophoneMixerStudioAudio

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    Craig Leerman 07/30/12 06:25 AM,
    You never know what you’ll come across at a yard sale – a few months ago, I found this little beauty, a Kent DM-17 microphone. Kent was a brand established by Buegeleisen & Jacobson musical instrument distributors, which was based in New York City in the early 1960s. It was known primarily as a guitar brand, with some of the early guitars made by Guyatone and Hagstrom. In addition to guitars and basses, the Kent name was on amplifiers, guitar… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductStudy HallMicrophone

  • audio-technica
    PSW Staff 07/30/12 04:50 AM,
    Alternative rock act Neon Trees (Tyler Glenn, Elaine Bradley, Branden Campbell and Chris Allen) has endorsed Audio-Technica microphones and wireless systems, and is utilizing numerous A-T models on its current tour, which kicked off in early July. The band’s A-T roster includes the Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF wireless system with AEW-T6100a transmitter, used for lead vocals, as well as the following hardwired models: AE6100 hypercardioid dynamic handheld microphone, ATM250 hypercardioid dynamic instrument microphone, AE4100 cardioid dynamic handheld microphone, ATM450… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConcertMicrophoneStageWireless

  • Thursday, July 26, 2012
    PSW Staff 07/26/12 12:28 PM,
    After 14 months of development, the Earthworks WL40V wireless vocal microphone capsule is now shipping. The WL40V is a wireless microphone capsule head suitable for use in a variety of live sound applications. The capsule head has a 3-ring bulls-eye connector and is interchangeable with any of the screw-on-type handheld transmitters that receive a 31.3 mm / pitch 1.0 mm. The WL40V delivers a detailed and realistic vocal sound that requires little to no EQ. Its hypercardioid polar pattern and… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductMicrophoneWireless