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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Friday, April 06, 2012
    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
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    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

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    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

  • Thursday, March 29, 2012
    Scott Foulkrod 03/29/12 02:11 PM,
    Why are there so many microphones? Which is best? These are among the most common questions asked by my audio students. First, there is no single mic best suited for all tasks, and this statement is also probably the best answer as to why there are so many mics on the market. Our ears are very sophisticated transducers capable of changing sound into electrical impulses that our brain can interpret as sound. Sound frequencies are measured in Hertz (Hz). 1… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductStudy HallMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/27/12 12:30 PM,
    Get more of the latest news from the 2012 PL+S show.   AKG has launched the new Perception 170 condenser microphone set. Consisting of two factory-matched, small diaphragm condenser mics, with cardioid polar patterns, the P170 Stereo Set extends both the successful Perception Series and studio sets by the Vienna-based microphone manufacturer.  Designed for the home recording and live club market, each pair is selected from a large quantity of individual mics to create a matched pair that enables stunning… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollMicrophoneStudioSystemAudio

  • Monday, March 26, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/26/12 02:22 PM,
    It was about one year ago that Latin talk show host Cristina rocked the Latin broadcast world with her move to Telemundo to start a new weekly entertainment program, Pa’lante con Cristina. The two-hour show is staged at Miami’s Blue Dolphin Studios before a live studio audience of about 300 people. The studio design and integration were done by a Miami firm, Acoutech. Because the show mixes traditional talk show format with live entertainment, the selection and deployment of wireless… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/26/12 10:07 AM,
    Get more of the latest news from the 2012 PL+S show.   DPA Microphones is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new d:vote range of instrument microphones at Prolight + Sound 2012 (Hall 8, Stand F22). Building on the success of the highly acclaimed 4099 instrument clip mic series, d:vote has been enhanced with a new shock mount to provide even better absorption. DPA’s original instrument microphones have been widely embraced by international artists including Sting, Randy Brecker, Wayne… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollInstallationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio