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Articles Tagged Microphone World

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    church sound
    PSW Staff 11/24/15 07:05 AM,
    The reshaping of entertainment production wireless operations in the U.S. is currently underway, and it will impact all wireless microphone, in-ear monitoring and intercom system users – including those working in church sound – in the near future. The shrinking UHF band, where the vast majority of wireless systems currently operate, will get even smaller with the 2016 commencement of the 600 MHz incentive auction to allow the mass introduction of white space devices. Almost all of the remaining UHF… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMeasurementMicrophoneProcessorSignalWireless

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    Bruce Swedien 11/11/15 07:17 AM,
    This excerpt is the first in a series from Bruce Swedien’s book Make Mine Music by Hal Leonard Microphone Design Technology And Microphone Technique Along with this development of a more live sound and hi-fi in the popular recorded music of the early 1950’s, a great deal of experimentation and improvement in microphone placement and technique was going on at the same time. Much energy and effort were put into the development of innovative microphone design. American microphone design technology… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioAnalogEducationMicrophoneStudio

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Ike Zimbel 11/10/15 11:25 AM,
    It’s 9 am and I’ve just tumbled off the bus into today’s venue, a.k.a., “The Naming Rights Arena,” another stop on the five-month, 59-city Rock This Country tour by Shania Twain that I’m working with VER Tour Sound. The first hour is spent helping the rest of the audio crew as we tip the first of two trailers (mostly PA). About an hour later, the second trailer is empty as well, and I’m able get to focus on my “real”… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerMeasurementMicrophoneSoftwareSound ReinforcementTechnicianWireless

  • Friday, October 23, 2015
    Bruce Bartlett 10/23/15 06:01 AM,
    Let’s face it - the live sound reinforcement realm presents some microphone challenges that regularly threaten sound quality. Look at the conditions. The monitors feed back. They leak into the vocal microphones and color the sound. The bass sound leaks into the drum mics, and the drums leak into the piano microphones. And then there are the other mic-related gremlins - breath pops, lighting buzzes, wireless-mic glitches, and even electric shocks. So let’s have a look at solving at least… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallTrainingEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Thursday, October 22, 2015
    mic preamp
    Daniel Keller 10/22/15 11:14 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Few topics stir up more debate than microphone preamplifiers. With dozens, if not hundreds of different brands, models, shapes, sizes, variations, and configurations to choose from, it’s no wonder mic preamps are among the most misunderstood pieces of the audio signal chain. Even low-cost interfaces offer built-in mic preamps, some of which sound pretty decent. So why would anyone want to spend money on an external preamp, let alone several? Here are the top five… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    Wayne DuCharme 10/21/15 05:53 AM,
    This article is provided by CCI Solutions.   Many worship teams now include an electric guitar to reproduce the growing number of contemporary worship songs found on the radio and used in churches across America and abroad. The idea of an electric guitar came from the need to overcome the challenge of playing in a large ensemble since the acoustic guitars of the day could not compete with the volume of the other instruments. The original guitar amplifiers were simple… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, October 09, 2015
    Mark Frink 10/09/15 10:46 AM,
    Ask 100 sound engineers how to mike a piano and you’ll get 99 ideas. The piano is the Mother of Musical Creation, the heart of most musical genres and every singer’s lover, yet in live sound it’s often replaced by digital synthesizers and samplers due to the inconvenience of a half-ton instrument that needs 230 strings tuned with a propensity to feed back and resonate with adjacent sound sources. However, a piano’s organic sound remains music’s most popular keyboard, “hands… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerInterconnectMicrophoneMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/29/15 05:43 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 story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioEducationInstallationMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, September 25, 2015
    Jon Tidey 09/25/15 06:24 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Recording vocals can be extremely tricky even under the most perfect of circumstances. However, as we well know, the perfect circumstances aren’t encountered by everyone from day to day. So here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re tackling that next vocal session. Try Isolation Many studios don’t have a dedicated vocal booth, or simply don’t have the space for one. The next best thing is some acoustic… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalStudioSystem

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Barry Rudolph 09/23/15 06:46 AM,
    Of all acoustic instruments, drums and percussion instruments seem the most elusive to capture with a compelling sound. Pop recordings are (mostly) driven by an unique and attractive drum sound. The definition of what makes a “good drum sound” has been greatly expanded since the advent of drum machines, samplers and the endless manipulations possible with Pro Tools. Record producers are looking for the drummer to drive the “feel” of the song and their drum sound to “fill” a certain… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationMicrophoneStudio