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Articles Tagged Microphones

  • Friday, May 29, 2015
    PSW Staff 05/29/15 07:30 AM,
    Auburn Grace Community Church recently deployed a sizeable arsenal of wireless microphone technology from Avlex Corporation. El Dorado Hills, CA-based Clarity AVL (Audio-Video-Lighting), a design / build firm with a focus on both the commercial and worship markets, was contracted to design and install a new sound reinforcement system at the church. As part of the facility upgrade, church officials emphasized the need for clear speech and equipment that would better support their ambitious music program. This resulted in the… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationManufacturerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015
    Bruce Bartlett 05/28/15 10:50 AM,
    Suppose you’re going to mike a singer, a sax, or a guitar. Which mic should you choose? Where should you place it? Your mic technique has a powerful effect on the sound of your recordings. In this article we’ll look at some general principles of miking that apply to all instruments. Which Mic Should I Use? Is there a “right” mic to use on a piano, a kick drum, or a guitar amp? No. Every microphone sounds different, and you… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallProductionAudioMicrophoneSignalStudioSystem

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    PSW Staff 05/28/15 08:46 AM,
    Capturing pre-recorded materials for a fast-paced reality production, like the 20th anniversary season of Dancing With the Stars (DWTS), is never short of challenges. When production sound mixer/supervisor Daniel McCoy, CAS, owner of California-based audio production company ToneMesa was given the task, he turned to DPA Microphones. Calling on 28 d:screet 4060 omnidirectional miniature microphones, one of the first applications in the U.S., and his d:dicate 4017B shotgun microphones, McCoy utilized the mics to record the audio amidst the contestants’… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVManufacturerMicrophoneMonitoringRemoteWireless

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    PSW Staff 05/27/15 01:23 PM,
    Lectrosonics announces the retirement of long-time company president Larry Fisher as well as the promotions of Gordon Moore to president and Karl Winkler to vice president sales/service, effective June 1, 2015. Retiring president Larry Fisher, who has been with the company for 43 years, will remain active with Lectrosonics as chairman of the board of directors, and will continue his presence on industry-related social media sites where he has become known as a valuable contributor. During Fisher’s leadership at the… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneWireless

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    PSW Staff 05/27/15 10:17 AM,
    As part of their pre Frankfurt Musik Messe activities, Mojave Audio and sibling company Royer Labs stopped by The Netherlands’ recording facility— Wisseloord Studios - to conduct a clinic for the area’s pro audio community. The recording studio was originally founded by entertainment conglomerate Phillips to enable their various artists to record in a state-of-the-art facility. Over the years, it has gained international appeal and has served artists such as Elton John, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Tina Turner, and… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessEducationEngineerManufacturerMicrophoneMonitoringStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/27/15 07:33 AM,
    In what has been one of the largest and most complex wireless audio system deployments in the Middle East, the Sheraton Doha, a five-star hotel in the capital of Qatar, has successfully leveraged Sennheiser solutions to roll out wireless conference and translation system across its entire meeting and conferencing facilities. The project, which was handled by the DOUMMAR Group, ensures that the Sheraton Doha can offer the very best event, meeting and conference facilities to its customers. “The Sheraton Doha… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessDigitalInstallationManufacturerMicrophoneNetworkingRemoteWireless

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    PSW Staff 05/26/15 11:14 AM,
    After using a competitor brand, FKA twig’s switch to the DPA Microphones d:facto was inspired by her front of house engineer, Andy Carrington, who recommended a wireless version, in conjunction with a Sennheiser 5000 wireless system, to give her maximum flexibility on stage. “DPA’s U.K. distributor Sound Network introduced me to d:facto and, when I first tried it, I was very impressed with its natural response,” Carrington explains. “It was quite a surprise to A/B the capsule with the model… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Friday, May 22, 2015
    PSW Staff 05/22/15 11:21 AM,
    Franklin Denham, minster of music at Highland Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi says, “Before we started using Earthworks podium microphones, there typically were problems in the congregation hearing the message clearly, especially when the orator spoke at the sides of the microphone, they would be unintelligible. To correct this problem, a few years ago we purchased an Earthworks FMR600 FlexMic podium microphone, which improved the clarity issue, and speaking at the sides of the microphone was no longer a problem.… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsAVInstallationManufacturerMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

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    James Cadwallader 05/22/15 08:02 AM,
    Everyone agrees with the idea that you point the microphone at what you want it to pick up. But there’s another side to the coin: pointing the mic away from what you don’t want. This perspective applies both for using a particular polar pattern to eliminate undesired pickup or miking unconventionally to find a desired sound. Take drum miking. Snare bleed in the hi-hat mic can blur the snare in the mix, especially for those drummers who know how to… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    PSW Staff 05/22/15 06:29 AM,
    Looking for a great position in pro audio? Seeking the most qualified candidates? It all starts with the ProSoundWeb Jobs Center.   CAD Audio has appointed Terry Dockrill as regional sales manager for the Eastern half of the United States. A 25-year veteran of the music industry, Dockrill has held successful sales positions at St. Louis Music and Korg, among others. Commenting on his appointment, Dockrill says. “I’m excited about the opportunity to be a part of CAD Audio. Their… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsBusinessManufacturerMicrophone

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