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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Wednesday, August 05, 2015
    digital consoles
    Mark Frink 08/05/15 06:46 AM,
    Digital consoles have produced many benefits and changes to touring live sound workflow. Instant reset-ability, automated scene changes and multi-band festivals on a single mixer, just to name a few. Perhaps the biggest is that it’s no longer necessary to bring the console itself from on tour; instead, the console’s show file just needs to be loaded onto a similar desk. While the move from analog to digital also drastically reduced console size and weight on a per channel basis,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigitalEngineerMicrophoneMixerMonitoringSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015
    PSW Staff 08/04/15 12:30 PM,
    In order to extend its global sales impact worldwide, CAD Audio has signed a new group of leading international music and audio distributors. The extensive lineup of new distributors for CAD and sub-brands such as Astatic Commercial includes Intellimix (Canada), SAICO (France), Gold Music (Italy), Rosetti (United Kingdom), ID Musikk (Norway), Digisolutions (Argentina), Lauda Audio (Poland), Forerunner Technologies (Philippines), Tiga Negeri (Indonesia), Doremi Trading (Vietnam), Zuhal (Turkey) and Ladhuram Toshniwal & Sons (India). Asked about the new distributors, CAD director… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophone

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    PSW Staff 08/04/15 08:56 AM,
    For location sound engineer Ben Nimkin, there is frequently precious little time to outfit the talent with a microphone capable of faithfully capturing the audio quality necessary for documentary film production.  To minimize the challenges of this process, Nimkin relies extensively on his collection of lavalier microphones from Menlo Park, CA-based Countryman Associates. After completing graduate school for documentary filmmaking, Nimkin began his career as a freelance editor and occasional shooter. He quickly took an interest in the audio aspects… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVEngineerManufacturerMicrophoneStudio

  • Monday, August 03, 2015
    PSW Staff 08/03/15 02:42 PM,
    A 30-year industry veteran, Rick Alexander has learned the vital importance of carrying DPA Microphones’ products in his audio kit. As an audio engineer for both broadcast and live events, Alexander trusts the company’s mics to combat any auditory challenges he faces during a project. Whether environmental noise arises while filming on location, or the visibility of a mic is problematic, the company’s d:screet 4071 miniature omnidirectional microphone has always been his go-to ‘secret audio weapon.’ Alexander first discovered DPA… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVEngineerManufacturerMicrophoneWireless

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    PSW Staff 08/03/15 01:01 PM,
    The Galaxy Audio DHXR4 is a single space rack mount quad receiver chassis, loaded with 4 independent UHF diversity wireless mic receivers. Each receiver features an LCD display, Auto Scan, IR Sync, 120 selectable channels and AF/RF indicators. The receivers have also been improved with Tone-key squelch for rejection of outside interference. The chassis has an individual balanced XLR output for each receiver, and a mix output (balanced XLR and unbalanced ¼-inch jacks). The mix output provides a mixed signal… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVManufacturerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Friday, July 31, 2015
    PSW Staff 07/31/15 08:28 AM,
    Classical music recording and production company Soundmirror took the new Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless bodypack LT transmitters straight from the production line to the stage earlier this year to capture L.A. Opera’s West Coast premiere of The Ghosts of Versailles. Soundmirror utilized 13 of the new L Series Large Bandwidth transmitters in combination with 11 Lectrosonics SMQV transmitters and 4 six-channel Venue receivers for a total of 24 channels of wireless to record composer John Corigliano’s opera, which was being… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAVConcertDigitalEngineerManufacturerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageStudioWireless

  • Thursday, July 30, 2015
    PSW Staff 07/30/15 08:07 AM,
    Recording engineer and producer Michael Bishop won his 10th GRAMMY in the category Best Engineered Album, Classical; a project recorded with ribbon microphones from Royer Labs. The award was issued to him at the 57th annual award show for his engineering, mixing, and mastering work on the ASO Media release Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem, Symphony No. 4, The Lark Ascending, which features Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Shortly after on March 4th, he… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConcertEngineerManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    full compass
    PSW Staff 07/29/15 02:14 PM,
    A record crowd of more than 15,000 converged on Garner Park in Madison, WI last Saturday night for the 14th annual Opera in the Park, featuring performances by professional opera singers, the Madison Opera Chorus and the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Jonathan and Susan Lipp, Full Compass Systems CEO and chairman of the board, respectively, as well as Bag End owners Henry Heine and Jim Wischmeyer once again donated their time and equipment to help the event deliver quality sound reinforcement.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerLoudspeakerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementTechnicianWireless

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    PSW Staff 07/29/15 01:30 PM,
    Producer, songwriter and studio owner Matty Amendola assembled a diverse collection of TELEFUNKEN microphones for the debut album from Katie Lee. “The AK-47 tube mic and the M80 dynamic were the only vocal mics on the record,” commented Amendola.  “I used the DD5 drum package on my kit, and I also used the AK-47 as a room mic for drums and piano, and on acoustic guitars.” Besides handling all of the production, co-writing, and core instrumentation, Amendola brought in Grammy… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsVideoEngineerMicrophoneStudio

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    Gary Parks 07/29/15 12:59 PM,
    Looming in the background of recent wireless microphone development lies the growth of high-bandwidth wireless broadband services, smart phones, digital television, and other spectrum-hungry applications. Driven by the repurposing of wide swaths of RF spectrum traditionally used for wireless mics (2010’s clearing of the 700 MHz band, the upcoming Incentive Auction of the 600 MHz band, and their equivalents throughout the world), manufacturers are pursuing solutions so that the wireless mics and similar devices will remain viable in the future. … View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogProductSlideshowAnalogDigitalManufacturerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementWireless

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