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All Microphone Posts

  • Thursday, September 01, 2011
    PSW Staff 09/01/11 11:53 AM, 0 Comments
    When it comes to symphonic and chamber music literature, violinists usually don’t perform with a microphone. Common issues include the ability to match levels with other electronic instruments—without the distraction of having to remain in close proximity to a microphone or, worse yet, be encumbered by a microphone cable while performing. For violinist David Felberg, these and other technical matters were recently resolved by incorporating wireless technology from Lectrosonics. As concertmaster of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Felberg is a… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Friday, August 19, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/19/11 06:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Audio-Technica recently renewed its sponsorship of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile recording and multimedia studio. As part of its ongoing commitment, the company will continue to serve as the official microphone provider of the Tour Bus, supplying a complete line of A-T microphone products for use on the bus (including 40 Series, Artist Elite, wireless and other key products and accessories). In addition, A-T will be contributing to the prize packages of the related John… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVEducationManufacturerMicrophoneWirelessAudio

  • Thursday, August 18, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/18/11 08:19 AM, 0 Comments
    Blue Microphones has announced the availability of Reactor (, a multi-pattern, large-diaphragm condenser microphone that unites the company’s proprietary pre-amp circuit and pattern selection method (cardioid, omni or bi-directional) with a swiveling capsule head for precise positioning. Drawing from the design of Blue’s renowned B6 capsule, Reactor’s capsule technology delivers a full sonic signature with a detailed top end, texture mids and a full bottom end. Reactor is built upon Blue’s premium large diaphragm, condenser capsule design, along with a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollMicrophoneStudio

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/17/11 01:25 PM, 0 Comments
    There are almost as many ways to capture guitar amplifier sound with a microphone as there are for a piano. And as with piano (and kick and snare drum, for that matter) single-mic approaches can’t always provide the best solution for guitar amps - we must also explore multiple-mic approaches. About four decades ago, at the “dawn” of modern live sound reinforcement, there was the Shure SM58 for vocals and the SM57 for instruments. This eventually included mic’ing guitar amps,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    Kent Margraves 08/17/11 09:40 AM,
    This article is provided by Sennheiser.   Live instrument mic’ing is no picnic. Especially when there are multiple elements on a stage that an audio mixer wants to capture and reproduce properly. With acoustic drums, the issue is compounded exponentially given that in order to isolate each drum “voice” correctly, you really need a heck of a lot of mics. Or do you? There are a thousand ways to mic and mix a drum kit with success. Conversely, there a… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConsolesMicrophoneMixerProcessorStage

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/16/11 12:47 PM, 1 Comment
    Point Source Audio announces the appointment of Huahui Audio Technology as distributor for microphone products in China. James Lamb, president of Point Source Audio, states, “China represents one of our key markets globally and we had been looking for the right organization to represent Point Source in the area.” At the same time, Huahui’s president Allen Xu had been searching for a high quality and durable earset microphone to include in their product line. Lamb continues, “The timing was right… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneAudio

  • Thursday, August 11, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/11/11 10:43 AM, 1 Comment
    Blue Microphones announces the appointment of Michael “Hucky” Huckler as the vice president of worldwide sales – pro division. Huckler, an industry veteran with expertise in both international sales and global distribution strategies, will be responsible for continuing domestic growth, along with expanding Blue’s global market share and distribution in international pro audio sales channels. In addition to supporting sales of Blue’s classic lineup of professional mics, Huckler will be responsible for driving sales of the several new additions to… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneAudio

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/10/11 11:38 AM, 0 Comments
    Vocal microphones are most entertainers’ and engineers’ introduction to sound systems, their first point of contact and the first piece of equipment that they purchase and carry with them. The vocal quality is of paramount importance in most sung music, and the easiest way to improve it is often to change vocal mics. Dynamic mics use the same principle as a loudspeaker, except in reverse. A diaphragm attached to an induction coil is positioned in a magnetic field. Sound moving… View this post
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  • Tuesday, August 09, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/09/11 02:36 PM, 0 Comments
    Muse engineer/producer Marc “MC” Carolan is utilizing Royer Labs R-122 live active ribbon microphone for lead vocalist-guitarist-keyboard virtuoso Matthew Bellamy’s guitar cabinet. Originally introduced to Royer Labs microphones during one of his various studio endeavors, Carolan reports the R-122 Live is a robust performer that can handle high SPL sources without the acoustic anomalies served up by some microphones. As for mic’ing Matthew Bellamy’s guitar cabinet, Carolan reports, “Between myself, Adam Taylor (monitor engineer) and Jason Baskin (guitar tech), we… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 08/09/11 12:30 PM, 0 Comments
    Building on the success of the KMS 104 and KMS 105 dynamic vocal microphones, Neumann has intrduced their digital counterparts: the KMS 104 D and KMS 105 D (MSRP: $1,398). Equipped with the core features of the existing models, the KMS 104 D, with its cardioid pattern, and the KMS 105 D, with its super-cardioid pattern, offer additional digital advantages such as an extended dynamic range, more robust operation and integrated peak limiters that prevent clipping. When used alongside either… View this post
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