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All Microphone Posts

  • Friday, April 18, 2014
    live sound
    Ken DeLoria 04/18/14 01:55 PM,
    Change is the only constant. (“Well, it used to be.” “Oh, what happened?” “It changed.”) A couple of years ago, I got a call to mix front of house for Uriah Heep on a mini-tour of the U.S. I hadn’t mixed a headliner rock band in a long time. Years back, fate took me down the path of product design and manufacturing, and later, I became a specialist in sound system alignment (a.k.a. “room tuning”) for major events and installations.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConcertConsolesEngineerLoudspeakerMicrophoneMixerSound ReinforcementSubwooferTechnician

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
    akg
    PSW Staff 04/17/14 05:11 PM,
    As an integral member and founder of Ruckatán, a Latin, Reggae and World music group, percussionist/singer/songwriter Carlos Elizalde is currently using a Harman AKG WMS4500 wireless system with a D7 microphone plus an AKG IVM 4500 in-ear monitoring set. “Having booked 75 shows already for 2014, I’ll be using the AKG WMS4500 system for all of them,” sasys Elizalde. “There’s a lot of movement in my shows, where I jump off risers, dance and perform hand percussion at the same… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVConcertMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementWireless

  • church system upkeep
    Bill Thrasher, Sr. 04/17/14 05:06 PM,
    When it comes to the upkeep of sound and A/V systems, I suspect that we often confuse or misuse the terms maintenance, service, repair, replacement and other related words. Here are a few of my definitions: Maintenance—General care and cleaning done at regular intervals that helps equipment and systems last longer and continue performing at their best; Service—More comprehensive than maintenance, this is usually performed by a trained professional with the purpose of addressing minor performance issues before they become… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesLoudspeakerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementSystemWireless

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    PSW Staff 04/17/14 08:47 AM,
    Known as the King of Country and called a living legend by many industry critics, country music artist/producer George Strait is in the midst of a two-year, multi-city tour titled The Cowboy Rides Away, stated to be his farewell to active touring. The sound team is utilizing Royer Labs R-101, R-121, and R-122 ribbon microphones on several key instruments. George Olson, who serves as the lead audio technician and front of house engineer for worked through Onstage Systems of Dallas,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    shure
    PSW Staff 04/16/14 03:48 PM,
    The first meeting between McFadden Sales and Shure occurred in 1939, when founder Bill McFadden met S.N. Shure and decided to strike a partnership. This year, Shure is celebrating 75 years with McFadden Sales as a Shure sales representative. “When you look back at the history of our company, there are a number of factors that have contributed to our success,” says Mark Humrichouser, general manager for the Shure Americas Business Unit. “One of those success factors is the strong… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioWireless

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    PSW Staff 04/16/14 09:52 AM,
    George - Aris Anastassopoulos, one of the location sound engineers for Back2Back Productions’ Pedal to the Metal, is tasked with capturing the roar of the engine as the car passes the camera—challenging work with little margin for error. In order to accomplish it he relies on Digital Hybrid Wireless microphone technology from Lectrosonics. Anastassopoulos has been working in professional audio for better than fifteen years—starting as a recording engineer for classical and orchestral recordings in addition to handling live sound… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsMicrophoneWireless

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    image
    PSW Staff 04/15/14 01:06 PM,
    The Midas XL48 has quickly become the go-to, add-on microphone preamp for Wigwam Acoustics. Wigwam, part of the SSE Audio Group and based in Lancashire, England, is the first UK rental facility to offer the Midas XL48 8-channel microphone preamp within its rental stock. Wigwam is also a long-time Midas/Klark Teknik user. “Since we bought it, our Midas XL48 has constantly been in use,” says Alex Hadjigeorgiou, Wigwam’s resident digital specialist. “McFly, Steps and Ronan Keating have all toured with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • dpa microphones
    Bruce Bartlett 04/15/14 12:44 PM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Audio.   Some of the most popular instruments in many genres of music are keyboards, so let’s look at some techniques to capture a grand piano, upright piano, Leslie organ speaker, digital keyboard or synthesizer. Grand Piano This magnificent instrument is a challenge to record well. First have the piano tuned, and oil the pedals to reduce squeaks. You can prevent thumps by stuffing some foam or cloth under the pedal mechanism. One popular… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • lightning boy
    PSW Staff 04/15/14 08:34 AM,
    Lightning Boy Audio (LBA) has announced the availability of the 1401 stereo microphone amp and the Ghost Box, a combination that forms a versatile all-tube stereo microphone preamp. Through the use of high quality components such as NOS paper in oil capacitors, NOS tubes, Carnhill iron and the careful layout of point-to-point wiring, the 1401 Preamp (short name) and Ghost Box command a stereo image with high fidelity.  The preamp was designed to serve as the output amplifier for the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Monday, April 14, 2014
    image
    PSW Staff 04/14/14 10:57 AM,
    New Zealand’s hit alternative rock band The Naked and Famous is touring the world with their Telefunken M81 dynamic microphones.  Following their performance at the Coachella Festival in April, the band tours Australia before returning to the States in May and June. “We discovered the Telefunken M81 while rehearsing at Bedrock Studios in LA,” recalled Aaron Short, who plays keyboards in the band.  “The big challenge on stage is getting the right rejection from the mic. We’re very loud onstage… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless





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