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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/25/12 09:49 AM,
    At the NAMM 2012 Show, Shure debuted new models for the Microflex line, including the MX150 subminiature lavalier microphone and the MX153 subminiature earset microphone. The MX150 is available with either an omnidirectional or cardioid polar pattern, and in wired or wireless configurations. A new snap-fit foam windscreen is included, which locks securely to the microphone and reduces plosives and wind noise. A new multi-position tie-clip reduces cable noise by routing the cable in loops, and can be mounted horizontally… View this story
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  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 06:51 AM,
    At the NAMM 2012 Show, DPA Microphones  introduced an enhanced, dual-ear headset for its popular DPA d:fine directional and omnidirectional headset microphones. The d:fine series dual-ear headset mic, available in three sizez is designed to meet the needs of active live theatre, music video production, concert sound, and other applications. “When we first introduced the d:fine headset microphones series to the live sound market, it was embraced by the industry as a condenser headset that could provide exceptional sound quality… View this story
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  • Friday, January 20, 2012
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    James Cadwallader 01/20/12 02:42 PM,
    So I’m standing in the kitchenette at Imperative Studios, my hair still wet from the shower taken in the ladies’ bathroom, when in comes one of the studio interns - a really good kid at heart, but heavily steeped in the “overconfidence” of youth. He catches me retrieving my container of coffee beans from the freezer. A half-smile crosses his face as he declares with an air of absolute authority, “You know, coffee beans shouldn’t be put in the freezer.”… View this story
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  • Monday, January 16, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/16/12 04:41 PM,
    Audio-Technica (at the NAMM 2012 Show in booth 6740)  is marking “50 Years of Passionate Listening” with its yearlong 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2012, including several limited edition commemorative products, special events and promotions for customers, such as the chance to win Audio-Technica 50th Anniversary Limited Edition products. From its early beginnings as a manufacturer of phonograph cartridges, Audio-Technica has expanded over the years to become a leading innovator in the design of microphones, wireless microphone systems, headphones, turntables, phono… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneWirelessAudio

  • Sunday, January 15, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/15/12 10:56 AM, 0 Comments
    TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing the new M81 universal dynamic cardioid microphone at the NAMM 2012 Show, booth 1868. The new M81 has a more linear frequency response than the company’s M80, resulting in a microphone with a distinct clarity but with a different depth and body to the tone, and less of the M80’s characteristic high-end response. The performance of the M80 has been likened to that of a condenser microphone and has become popular for vocal and snare drum… View this story
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  • Saturday, January 14, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/14/12 02:01 PM, 0 Comments
    Audix USA has launched the FP QUAD drum mic pack, a cost effective alternative to the DP QUAD drum mic pack introduced in 2011. The FP QUAD pack includes F6 dynamic microphone for kick drum, the F5 dynamic microphone for snare drum and two F9 condensers microphones for overhead applications. The F5 and F6 are high-SPL dynamic microphones, well suited for close mic’ing and vital for capturing the attack and percussive sound of the drums. The F5 mic reinforces the… View this story
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  • Friday, January 13, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/13/12 09:43 AM,
    You’ve finally invested in a high-quality vocal microphone and your voice has never sounded better. Unfortunately, the keyboard player in your band decides he wants to use your mic during his featured rap. You cringe as he practically eats the microphone. You can barely watch as he encourages audience members to scream into the mic. Afterwards he returns your mic, still operational but considerably wetter and unhygienic. Microphones are subject to an inordinate amount of abuse, especially in live music.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingFeaturePollStudy HallAnalogEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioSystemTechnicianAudio

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    Old Soundman 01/13/12 09:40 AM,
    Dear Old Soundman: Recently I’ve been doing many more concerts where concert grand pianos are being played (and in some cases two at the same time) by very talented musicians. My question is directed at providing the very best sound reinforcement possible in an outdoor environment for these pianos. I’ve tried a number of combinations, and last year did several shows using two Shure SM81 condensers. I placed each a few inches over the strings, essentially horizontal (aiming down the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollBusinessMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/10/12 07:59 AM, 0 Comments
    Audio-Technica, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary (“50 Years of Passionate Listening”), is introducing a number of limited edition products featuring a distinct anniversary design and color scheme. One product of note is the ATM25/LE, a reintroduction of A-T’s classic ATM25 hypercardioid dynamic instrument microphone, offering the same features and functionality as the original, but with a silver-colored metallic finish with blue accents and 50th anniversary graphic. Additionally, a unique serial number is etched on the surface of each ATM25/LE unit.… View this story
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  • Monday, January 09, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/09/12 12:47 PM, 0 Comments
    CAD Audio has introduced a new, updated version of its E300S multi-pattern large diaphragm condenser microphone as part of the Equitek S Series. The new E300S will be on display at NAMM 2012 at booth 6632. Producing transparent sounding upper and midrange frequencies coupled with a smooth low end and exceptional presence, the E300S is a standout as a vocal microphone in studio and live sound reinforcement applications. The E300S is outfitted with a 1.1-inch, 24K gold-sputtered externally biased triple… View this story
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