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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/21/12 07:26 AM,
    Get more of the latest news from the 2012 PL+S show.   DPA Microphones is pleased to announce the launch of its handheld d:facto vocal mic at Prolight + Sound 2012, Hall 8, F22. In the d:facto vocal mic, DPA has pooled its years of expertise and resources to bring a high quality vocal condenser mic to the market. Bridging the gap between live performance and studio recording, d:facto offers extraordinarily natural sound, high separation and extreme SPL handling. DPA… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Friday, March 16, 2012
    worship audio
    Mike Sokol & Hector La Torre 03/16/12 10:15 AM,
    Provided by HOW To Church Sound Workshops. Here are some of our favorite picks from YouTube with videos your sound team can use to become better equipped. Microphone Patterns I regularly demonstrate microphone polar patterns with my voice in the How-To Workshops, but here’s a clinical version of that test using white noise so you can hear how the frequency response and pickup pattern changes as you move around the mic.     Stereo A Go Go When you need… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureVideoMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • vocals
    PSW Staff 03/16/12 07:32 AM,
    Editor’s Note: Here’s a fun and interesting thread from the PSW Live Audio Board (LAB) forums. Enjoy. Posted by Kurt I was wondering how you guys deal with singers that want their monitors so loud that you can’t get any gain out of the microphone. Reply by Mike Just wanted to add a few LESSER items that affect the singer’s perceived volume, since everyone else discussed the primary ones. Monitor competition by: —Placement of guitar amps. Are they still on… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionPollMicrophoneMonitoringStage

  • Thursday, March 15, 2012
    Rob Schlette 03/15/12 03:48 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Vocal sibilance is an unpleasant tonal harshness that can happen during consonant syllables (like S, T, and Z), caused by disproportionate audio dynamics in upper midrange frequencies. Sibilance is often centered between 5 kHz to 8 kHz, but can occur well above that frequency range. This problem is usually caused by the actual vocal formant, but can also be exaggerated by microphone placement and technique. This article will discuss some… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerProcessorStudio

  • 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