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All Microphone Posts

  • Monday, March 25, 2013
    PSW Staff 03/25/13 11:05 AM,
    When Belgian–Australian multi-instrumental musician and singer-songwriter Wally de Backer, known by his stage name Gotye went out on his recent world tour, Earthworks microphones were along for the ride. Gotye’s FOH engineer Lachlan Carrick was familiar with Earthworks in a studio setting, yet discovered the live sound microphones while touring with Gotye and Kimbra in early 2012. “I’d used Earthworks mics a couple of times in the studio for various things, and was always impressed with the way they came… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    PSW Staff 03/19/13 01:41 PM,
    Audio-Technica is the microphone manufacturer of choice for the WKSU Akron News Bureau’s newly completed Main Street Studio. WKSU news bureaus located in Cleveland, Canton, and Akron, Ohio, along with the station’s main news operations housed at the WKSU Broadcast Center on the main campus of Kent State University, provide in-depth regional news coverage to complement NPR-delivered news reports. With the Main Street Studio positioned in the shadow of the Federal Building in downtown Akron and around the corner from… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessMicrophoneStudio

  • Friday, March 15, 2013
    Gary Parks 03/15/13 03:41 PM,
    Audio-Technica’s first entry into digital wireless was SpectraPulse, a specialized system for secure conferencing applications. Now with the new System 10, A-T has brought digital wireless into a simple format at popular price points. System 10 is not a professional touring wireless microphone system, like the company’s 4000 and 5000 Series, yet it implements some impressive technology in an easy-to-use package. The system sounds good and contains a variety of integral features that solve common wireless performance and coordination problems.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductReviewMicrophoneSignalSystemWireless

  • recording
    Charles Szczepanek 03/15/13 02:20 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   In a world of sampled instruments and MIDI sequencing, recording an acoustic grand piano is not a task for the faint of heart. Most engineers can rely on an instrument package, like Garritan’s “Authorized Steinway” or “Ivory” for nice sounds. However, when a piano needs to be the primary focus of a mix, or when you have a very serious player in the studio, you will need a well-maintained acoustic… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalStudio

  • church sound
    Mike Sessler 03/15/13 12:28 PM,
    Headphone extensions have been the bane of many a sound engineer’s existence. The cables on in-ear monitors (IEMs) are never long enough to get from the musician’s head to the personal mixer, which means we need to provide some sort of extension cable. In the past, I’ve tried buying 1/4-inch headphone extensions and used 1/4-inch to 1/8-inch adapters, but those cheap, off-the-shelf adapters are very stiff and the adapters don’t always work. We’ve also tried making our own. I found… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectMicrophoneMonitoringSystem

  • Thursday, March 14, 2013
    microphone preamp
    Ty Ford 03/14/13 05:35 PM,
    Microphones and preamplifiers are the “chicken and egg” of audio. Want to start a discussion among audio folk? Ask whether mics or preamps are more important. Later we’ll look at interviews with George Massenburg and John Hardy to get their take on transformer and transformerless preamps and solid state versus tubes. That’s the the main course. But before we get to them, here’s a few appetizers. Stronger Chains For the entry-level engineer, getting better sound can be very frustrating. You… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallAnalogDigitalEducationMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2013
    PSW Staff 03/13/13 11:47 AM,
    Be it live show concert sound, location sound recording for TV and film, special events such as the NY Film Festival, theatrical projects, etc., FutureLight Entertainment is a management, production, and creative design company specializing in delivering artistic and revolutionary content for all platforms of entertainment media. With well-known projects such as ABC’s Ugly Betty and concert work for artists such as Pitbull and Carlos Santana to their credit, the ability to deliver the best possible audio quality is a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingProductionNewsProductionAudioConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

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    PSW Staff 03/13/13 11:08 AM,
    DPA Microphones played a vital role in helping nearly 100 studio engineers get to grips with the black art of miking a drum kit during a workshop seminar given by Grammy award-winning drummer Morgan Ågren, entitled Producers Seminar: Drums with Morgan Ågren. Hosted by Sweden’s Studio Magazine, the seminar took place in Stockholm in conjunction with DPA Microphones and Avid/Pro Tools. Opus3 label founder and “Microphone Doctor” Jan-Eric Persson was also a guest speaker. “The aim of this workshop was… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEducationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Friday, March 08, 2013
    Tim Vear 03/08/13 01:04 PM,
    Sound Waves Sound moves through the air like waves in water. Sound waves consist of pressure variations traveling through the air. When the sound wave travels, it compresses air molecules together at one point. This is called the high pressure zone or positive component (+). After the compression, an expansion of molecules occurs. This is the low pressure zone or negative component (-). This process continues along the path of the sound wave until its energy becomes too weak to… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationLoudspeakerMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

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    PSW Staff 03/08/13 10:30 AM,
    Based in St. Petersburg, FL, TrueFire is a leading provider of video-based guitar instruction. The company produces a wide variety of interactive music education materials and distributes them to over 500,000 students via the internet, video software discs and mobile apps. Recently, TrueFire upgraded their production studios by adding Line 6 XD-V75 headset wireless microphones for on-camera use. The change provides total freedom of movement for guest instructors, without compromising sound quality. “We’re constantly in production mode, and we’re known… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsEducationMicrophoneStudioWireless

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