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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Thursday, December 15, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/15/11 07:13 AM, 1 Comment
    Producer Jack Douglas notes that numerous Shure microphones were utilized in recording basic tracks for the 14th Aerosmith album, scheduled for release in April 2012. “I like to use different mics in different situations. But during almost four months of tracking, there were a lot of Shure microphones that never moved from their spots,” Douglas notes. “That includes classics like the SM57, but also some of the new mics like the KSM condensers and ribbons. We also used Shure headphones… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollMicrophoneStudio

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    Kevin Young 12/13/11 02:10 PM,
    Over the course of relentless touring – first in support of their 2008 self-titled debut album, and more recently, 2011’s Thank You, Happy Birthday – Cage The Elephant has built a reputation for raucous, high-energy rock performances during which they leave everything on stage. The main factors informing the approach of the band’s engineers, Jay Rigby (monitors) and John Hagler (front of house), is accurately capturing and amplifying that energy. The two have had plenty of time on tour to… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/13/11 07:43 AM, 0 Comments
    MXL Microphones has introduced the MXL Tempo, a USB-powered condenser microphone that allows users to record on-the-go when connected to an iPad via an optional iPad Camera Connection Kit adapter. The MXL Tempo is also compatible with PC and Mac computers, and also works with a wide variety of music and chat programs. “More and more recording is being done outside of traditional studios,” says Perry Goldstein, MXL manager of sales and marketing. “In the new landscape of music production,… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophone

  • Monday, December 12, 2011
    Tim Vear 12/12/11 01:30 PM,
    An important consideration in microphone use is acoustic interference, which can occur whenever delayed versions of the same sound are mixed together, acoustically or electrically. With mics, this may happen in several ways: mics of reverse polarity picking up the same sound, multiple mics picking up the same sound from different distances, a single mic picking up multiple reflections of the same sound, or any combination of these. The results are similar in each case, and include audible peaks and… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallEducationEngineerMicrophoneStudioSystemAudio

  • Friday, December 09, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/09/11 11:58 AM, 0 Comments
    At the upcoming 2012 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim (booth 1868), TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing the new ELA M 260 Tube Microphone Stereo Set, which comes complete with three capsules for each microphone, plus one dual power supply and flight case. The Stereo Set was first introduced in1958 by Gotham Audio as a package for the Neumann U-47 and U-48 microphones that were distributed in the United States.  The designers at TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik have emulated the concept in this new… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophone

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    PSW Staff 12/09/11 11:54 AM, 0 Comments
    Shure has introduced the A300SM, a new shock mount for the KSM353 ribbon microphone. More than 18 months in development, the mount provides exceptional isolation, securely mating to the microphone while complementing the simple metallic styling of the KSM353. The KSM353’s 1.5-pound weight and lack of a secure attachment point posed distinct challenges to achieving these goals. “Shock mounting a heavy microphone is a delicate balancing act,” explains Chad Wiggins, director of wired microphones at Shure.  “If the support straps… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophone

  • Thursday, December 08, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/08/11 08:46 AM, 0 Comments
    Hal Leonard Books has published Microphones & Mixers ($39.99) by Bill Gibson, an updated second edition of Book 1 in the 6-book Hal Leonard Recording Method series and includes a DVD ROM and online media. As the first book in the series, Microphones & Mixers covers the critical first steps in a truly organized path through the entire recording process. Topics include how professional microphones work, which to choose and why (plus accepted techniques for using them), understanding the signal… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductConsolesEducationMicrophoneMixerStudioAudio

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/06/11 11:38 AM, 0 Comments
    iSEMcon has introduced the EMX-7150, a 1/4-inch measurement microphone that has a 10Hz to 20 kHz, IEC61672 class frequency response, designed for room and recording studio analysis, as well as indoor and open-air sound reinforcement measurements. The EMX-7150 is an omnidirectional type microphone and the first to include the free field and derived diffuse field calibration data at no additional cost (calibration chart and ASCII-Data on CD). It can be powered with phantom power and handles sound pressure levels up… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVMeasurementMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Monday, December 05, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/05/11 10:37 AM, 1 Comment
    Sennheiser has launched a new online Recording Sound Academy (RSA), designed to help aspiring producers and engineers achieve their dreams and create a great sounding mix. Through a partnership with audio software and hardware manufacturer Steinberg, Sennheiser is providing recording enthusiasts with the opportunity to have their mixes reviewed and evaluated by accomplished, award winning engineers including Grammy winners David Thoener (Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie), Karl Richardson (Eric Clapton, Bee Gees, Barbra Streisand), Al Schmitt (Steely Dan, Ray Charles)… View this story
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  • Thursday, December 01, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/01/11 10:05 AM, 0 Comments
    Audix has introduced the TM1 Plus, a combination kit that includes the TM1 measurement microphone, threaded acoustic windscreen, shock mount clip, 1/2-inch calibrator adapter and microphone calibration data on CD.  The data files are a numeric representation of the TM1 frequency response. Together with the provided sensitivity of the microphone, they can be used with a variety of popular software measurement systems to correct the response curve of the microphone.  “The TM1 has earned very high acceptance among sound engineers… View this story
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