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  • Thursday, December 01, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/01/11 10:05 AM, 0 Comments
    Audix has introduced the TM1 Plus, a combination kit that includes the TM1 measurement microphone, threaded acoustic windscreen, shock mount clip, 1/2-inch calibrator adapter and microphone calibration data on CD.  The data files are a numeric representation of the TM1 frequency response. Together with the provided sensitivity of the microphone, they can be used with a variety of popular software measurement systems to correct the response curve of the microphone.  “The TM1 has earned very high acceptance among sound engineers… View this post
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  • Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    PSW Staff 11/30/11 10:42 AM, 1 Comment
    Hosa Technology has announced the introduction of Mogan Microphones, a new brand of subminiature mics, with the first offering under the new brand being the Mogan Standard omni earset microphone. The new Mogan Standard omni earset mic is designed to deliver high-quality audio at a price that will appeal to budget-conscious presenters. The new mic offers a 3.0 mm omni-directional capsule, with -45 dB nominal sensitivity, that is designed to be positioned near the corner of one’s mouth. It offers… View this post
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  • Monday, November 28, 2011
    PSW Staff 11/28/11 12:22 PM, 0 Comments
    Now in its 37th season, the PBS concert series Austin City Limits has captured an incredible variety of artists from every corner of the musical spectrum. Long-time audio director David Hough of originating station KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, notes that one constant across those decades of television’s longest-running music series has been the use of Shure microphones. “For all 37 years I’ve been with Austin City Limits, we’ve always had Shure vocal mics downstage, and they’ve always worked great,” Hough notes.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneStageWireless

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    PSW Staff 11/23/11 12:55 PM, 0 Comments
    Coldplay’s current world tour is using a number of Earthworks microphones for drummer Will Champion’s kit, chosen after the band’s front of house engineer Dan Green auditioned a number of Earthworks models provided by UK distributor Unity Audio, specifically .  “Since moving to the Earthworks drum microphones, my drum sound has really expanded. The transient response of these microphones is incredible. Before I use to rely on transient enhancing plug-ins to get a similar sound, now it is all from… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductConcertMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Daves Live Recording Rig
    Dave Rat 11/23/11 11:09 AM,
    At age 17, I dreamed of someday working in a recording studio and listening to music. Having no real idea what a studio engineer did other than record stuff, I loved the way music made me feel and it seemed to be a pretty good idea to get paid to listen to music. The energy, excitement and thrill received from unwrapping new sounds into my ears seemed to scoop me away into timelessness. Even still, memories flood back of the… View this post
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  • Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    choir microphones
    PSW Staff 11/22/11 11:49 AM,
    Like many things in live sound, there are not a lot of real hard and fast rules when it comes to how to mic a choir. The goal is good balance, a natural sound, and high gain before feedback. The most popular microphones for choirs are small diaphragm condenser types that are purpose designed, though in certain situations large diaphragm (condenser and dynamic) models can be effective if deployed correctly. Small condenser mics for choir have a cardioid (and sometimes… View this post
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  • X-Y Stereo Miking Technique
    PSW Staff 11/22/11 07:29 AM,
    One of the most popular specialized microphone techniques is stereo mic’ing. This use of two or more microphones to create a stereo image will often give depth and spatial placement to an instrument or overall recording. There are a number of different methods for stereo. Three of the most popular are the spaced pair (A/B), the coincident or near-coincident pair (X-Y configuration), and the md-side (M-S) technique. Spaced Pair Technique The spaced pair (A/B) technique uses two cardioid or omni… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallMicrophoneAudio

  • Monday, November 21, 2011
    PSW Staff 11/21/11 09:00 AM, 0 Comments
    Blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa is currently on tour with Electro-Voice equipment, promoting his latest long-player “Dust Bowl.” The guitarist has loaded all his cabinets with EVM12L speakers for years, and their full-bandwidth performance has become an essential element of his carefully crafted tone. Bonamassa and long-time tour manager/front of house engineer Warren Cracknell loaded three fresh 4 x 12 cabinets with more EVM12Ls for the latest tour, all set to do duty onstage alongside multiple EV RE320 microphones that are… View this post
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  • microphones
    PSW Staff 11/21/11 08:08 AM, 0 Comments
    Wohler Technologies has announced that Dale Pro Audio has become Wohler’s first North American reseller and distributor for the SoundField product line of digital and analog surround and stereo microphone systems for recording and broadcast applications. Dale Pro Audio will offer the full SoundField product line from its New York City offices and showroom. “We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with Dale Pro Audio, which has become a highly respected and well-established vendor to numerous media and entertainment companies, not just… View this post
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  • Wednesday, November 16, 2011
    PSW Staff 11/16/11 10:57 AM, 0 Comments
    Three-time Grammy-nominated Brazilian sound engineer Gabriel Pinheiro, is well-respected in the Latin American music world. He is also the proud owner of two DPA SMK4061 stereo miking kits, which he recently discovered during a live concert recording. “The PA company had a few of them and I decided to try them on piano, double bass and cello,” says Pinheiro, who has been chief engineer at Biscoito Fino Records’ recording studio for the past 10 years. “It was the first time… View this post
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