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  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/26/16 08:49 AM,
    Audio Mixer Rick Alexander recently joined the team at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, a production company based in California, at the Rolex 24, a 24-hour-long endurance sports car race at Daytona International Speedway, for work on a promotional documentary about the new Ford GT. For this project, which is currently in production, director Erich Joiner details life on the American Gran Turismo racing circuit. To ensure clear, crisp capture of dialogue in especially noisy environments, Alexander selected DPA Microphones’ d:screet 4071… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVMicrophone

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    PSW Staff 04/26/16 06:13 AM,
    Podcasts often originate in garages, but the best ones these days are definitely not satisfied with low-rent sound anymore. That’s why the BP40 Large-Diaphragm Dynamic Broadcast Microphone from Audio-Technica has become the choice for leading podcasters who want their programs to go out on the Internet with broadcast-quality audio. These include the GRAMMY-winner Dave Pensado, who along with manager/executive producer and co-host Herb Trawick, produces the popular Pensado’s Place YouTube series and the new The Vocal Booth internet radio show/podcast,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAVEngineerMicrophoneStudio

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/19/16 02:42 PM,
    At NAB, Sennheiser [booth N5729] is previewing the HandMic digital, which transforms any smartphone or tablet into a professional recording tool for vocals and speech. Highly resistant to cell phone interference, the cardioid dynamic handheld microphone is ideal for mobile journalism, podcasting or vocal and instrument recording. It offers all the benefits that users have come to expect of a typical Sennheiser microphone: sound quality and presence, feedback rejection, and suppression of handling and wind noise. An Apogee A/D converter… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMicrophone

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    PSW Staff 04/19/16 01:10 PM,
    Lauten Audio announces the LA-320 professional large diaphragm vacuum tube studio condenser vocal microphone, its first microphone in a new line dubbed “Series Black”. The LA-320 features a 1-inch pressure gradient true-condenser capsule, cardioid polar pattern, dual-triode vacuum tube, transformer balanced output, independent high and low cut filters, custom dedicated power supply, tube microphone cable, spider shock mount and hard case. The microphone is designed to give budding recordists an affordable entry into the world of vacuum tube microphone sound.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductMicrophoneStudio

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    Dennis A. Bohn 04/19/16 11:47 AM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.  ; While selecting a power amplifier for a specific loudspeaker is often rather easy, selecting a preamp for a specific microphone is not. Terminology is the problem. At one end we find power amplifier and loudspeaker manufacturers speaking the same language, or at least using the same vocabulary. Power amps are rated in watts and ohms, while loudspeakers are rated in ohms with a maximum power handling capability stated in watts. Unfortunately, at… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Monday, April 18, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/18/16 05:52 PM,
    DPA Microphones is showcasing the new linear version of its d:facto handheld microphone range at this week’s NAB 2016 show in Las Vegas. Already the vocal microphone of choice for artists such as Sting and Stevie Wonder, the new d:facto version has a linear frequency response compared to the original d:facto vocal mic, which has a boost at 12 kHz. The new capsule has an isolation-optimized supercardioid polar pattern that is designed to augment the human vocal range, helping ensure… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

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    PSW Staff 04/18/16 03:54 PM,
    Shure has announced that two of its digital wireless systems—ULX-D and QLX-D—are now available in the VHF spectrum, providing 42 MHz of tuning bandwidth. The VHF band ULX-D and QLX-D systems build on an existing portfolio of wireless products designed to offer alternatives for the increasingly crowded UHF TV band, which includes systems capable of operating in the 900 MHz band (ULX-D and QLX-D), DECT (Microflex wireless), and 2.4 GHz (GLX-D digital wireless).  The VHF versions of the systems and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVDigitalMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

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    Bobby Owsinski 04/18/16 03:50 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   I’ve received a lot of questions lately about my opinion on some very inexpensive vintage mic clones. I love finding a great cheap mic as much as the next guy, but there are some things to watch out for before buying. I thought it might be helpful to repost the following from a few years ago. In many ways we’re in the golden age of audio gear. On the whole, inexpensive audio… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneStudio

  • Friday, April 15, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/15/16 10:03 AM,
    Countryman Associates introduces the A3 Podium Microphone line. Consisting of four models, the new A3 Podium Microphone line features a unique dual-element design that delivers a step forward in terms of audio quality, together with robust Active Plus Vibration Cancellation, RF and breath noise suppression, and the choice of either fixed or switchable polar patterns. With these and additional features, the Countryman A3 Podium Microphone line makes an outstanding choice for a wide range of venues, including Houses of Worship,… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 04/15/16 09:02 AM,
    Audio-Technica has a long association with Kent, Ohio-based WKSU-FM, an NPR affiliate serving 22 counties in Northeast Ohio. Recently, WKSU redesigned its newsroom, and Audio-Technica was selected to help outfit the studios and reporter workstations with microphones and professional headphones. The newsroom redesign was finalized during WKSU’s 65th anniversary year. Along with expanded space and an open floor plan layout, the reporters’ desk stations were configured with voice recording capability, allowing for quick audio capture and freeing studios for more… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVMicrophoneStudio



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