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  • Wednesday, February 23, 2011
    PSW Staff 02/23/11 01:20 PM, 0 Comments
    When teacher Glenn Bolin decided to take 38 of his high school media students from Tennessee to Hawaii to document the stories of Pearl Harbor survivors on video, he knew sound quality would be crucial. Bolin’s plan was to have the students preserve forever the memories of some of the remaining 300 survivors of the attack in 1941 while they attended a memorial service and dedication this past December. “These great men are, at the youngest, reaching into their nineties… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/23/11 09:38 AM, 0 Comments
    Nashville-based producer Mark Hornsby recently a SoundField SPS200 microphone on an orchestral session at Abbey Road Studios, London, and has used it and its associated Surround Zone plug-in to mix the audio from the sessions. Like all SoundField’s microphone systems, the SPS200 consists of a multi-capsule microphone which captures the entire soundspace around the microphone in three dimensions, describing it in a four-channel proprietary output format. The four-channel signal may be decoded using SoundField’s SPS200 Surround Zone plug-in to produce… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneSignalStudioAudio

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Mike Sessler 02/22/11 01:35 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   An important yet often misunderstood characteristic of directional microphones is Proximity Effect. The proximity effect is one that exists in microphones with any of the cardioid (cardioid, super-cardioid, hyper-cardioid, ultra-intersellar-cardoid—OK, I made that last one up…) patterns. As the mic is moved closer to the sound source, the low end response of the mic is boosted. On this graph, the solid line represents the response of the mic at 12” from the sound… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Friday, February 18, 2011
    PSW Staff 02/18/11 04:45 PM, 0 Comments
    TASCAM has launched the DR-05, a new portable stereo recorder that is outfitted with pair of condenser microphones with sensitivity up to 125 dB SPL and low noise. The design of the DR-05 is optimized for sound quality, from the dedicated power supply for the codec to bring out the full spec of the A/D and D/A converter to the separate analog & digital circuit boards and low impedance circuit design with noise resistance in its compact case. The DR-05… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneStudioAudio

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    Bruce Swedien 02/18/11 03:19 PM, 0 Comments
    To me, the first, the most interesting, the most capable musical instrument of all is the human voice. It has the ability to communicate a wide variety and range of emotion. Delicate timbral shading is easily accomplished by a well-trained vocalist, as well as an amazingly wide dynamic range. The range of instantly recognizable vocal personality is astonishing. In other words, two voices can have the same range classification, so by category we could say that they are the same… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureEducationMicrophoneStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/18/11 08:10 AM, 0 Comments
    Cloud Microphones is now shipping the new single-channel Cloudlifter model CL-1 mic activator, which uses any 24- to 48-volt phantom powered device to safely supply up to 25 dB of initial gain to any passive, low-output ribbon or dynamic microphone. Compact and portable enough to go anywhere, the CL-1 houses direct-coupled, discrete JFET circuitry that delivers ultra-clean, transparent performance to preserve the natural sonic characteristics of the source without coloration. In addition to significantly improving the performance of any passive… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductInterconnectMicrophonePowerSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Thursday, February 17, 2011
    Ty Ford 02/17/11 01:00 PM, 0 Comments
    In the midst of talking about mics and mic preamps, the timely subject of mic modeling hardware and software has been raised. So, here’s my take on mic modelers. They may change the sound of the audio that passes through them, but there are major problems that mic modelers can’t get around: namely, the laws of physics and the limits of metallurgy. I’m not alone with these thoughts - a bit later in this article, Norbert Sobol, a noted microphone… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallDigitalMicrophoneProcessorSoftwareStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/17/11 10:00 AM, 0 Comments
    Foreigner is currently out on their first tour of India with 48 channels of ARX MSX 48 Mic Line Splitters, part of the complete audio production package supplied by Mumbai based The 5 date Tour consists of shows in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bangalore. Foreigner are being joined on stage by renowned Indian musician Niladri Kumar, the young Electric Sitar (Zitar) Maestro who is opening the nights performance and joining the Band on stage for the evenings encore.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierConcertInterconnectMicrophoneMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2011
    PSW Staff 02/16/11 09:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Ear Machine has announced the introduction of myMicSound, a free web application that simplifies the difficult task of using your ears to decide which microphone to purchase. The application learns the user’s preference by analyzing ratings of example microphones. myMicSound then returns a list that ranks microphones by the probability that the user will like their sounds. “myMicSound is the first step toward a fundamental change in how people decide to purchase audio equipment,” said Andrew Sabin, Ear Machine owner… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigitalMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/16/11 07:20 AM, 0 Comments
    Capturing the action for an in-depth look at ice hockey is never easy. Giving the viewer an up-close-and-personal perspective by being able to listen in on the players, coaches, and referees is an even more challenging matter. This requires robust wireless microphone performance, which was the mission of Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division, who chose Lectrosonics as they assisted HBO Sports on a recent look inside one of the NHL’s great rivalries: the Pittsburgh Penguins versus… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneSignalSystemWirelessAudio