The Care and Feeding of Classic Gear, October 1999—Keeping Your Mics and Connections Up to Spec

May 18, 2004

Sound recording is unusual among the technical arts in that today's artists and technicians often combine current, state-of-the-art technology with equipment and techniques that are positively anachronistic. Does any modern filmmaker use a hand-cranked camera? Would any graphic artist willingly choose wax and an Exacto knife over a desktop publishing program? Probably not. Yet, recording engineers frequently use microphones, reverbs or tape machines from a previous, pre-digital generation....

Korean Methodist Church Installs Sound Physics System

May 18, 2004, Editors

dB Audio and Video, along with Marietta, Ga.-based architect CDH Partners, joined forces to design a multi-purpose building and sound system for Korean United Methodist Church in Duluth, Ga....

A Dangerous Science Fair Project—Bringing NASA Technology to Home-Brew Microphone Capsules

May 18, 2004, Eddie Ciletti

Condenser microphones are the topic this month and I have a great story about them with a funny ending. But first, mes amis, I must tease you with the usual geek diversions, so hang in, okay? I attempted to repair a condenser mic capsule using a generic material that is most likely available at your local science museum and, certainly, on the Net....

Microphone Technology 101—Basic Terminology and Techniques for Stage and Studio

May 18, 2004, By George Petersen

Microphones are a key factor in achieving high quality recordings and sound reproduction. Having access to top-notch equipment helps, but more importantly, some knowledge about mic basics and a few simple tips and tricks can make a substantial difference on your next project....

The Decca Tree, September 2003—It’s Not Just for Stereo Anymore

May 18, 2004

Ever since the 1930s, when early experiments in stereo transmission techniques were conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, two basic but radically different approaches to stereophonic recording—coincident microphones vs. spaced microphones—have coexisted. Each has its own camp of followers who champion its particular attributes and often denigrate those of the other....

MBHO Jecklin Disc, January 2002

May 18, 2004, By George Petersen

For 40 years, MBHO has offered a variety of quality, affordable mics for studio, measurement and stage applications. One of the company's more interesting...

SD Systems STM 99, March 2001

May 18, 2004, By George Petersen

Over the years, the Netherlands-based SD Systems has developed a number of microphones designed for the needs of reproducing specific jazz and orchestral...

Schoeps CMXY 4V, December 2001

May 18, 2004, By George Petersen

For more than 50 years, Schoeps has delivered high-quality, versatile tools for recording and broadcast professionals. A compact (4-inch long) and versatile...

Sennheiser MKH 800, October 2002

May 18, 2004, By George Petersen

Nearly a decade ago, Sennheiser introduced the MKH 80—a condenser mic combining the successful RF technology of earlier models in the MKH line with a...

Recording Drums, December 1998

May 17, 2004

Tips From Four Top Pros Ask anyone in music which instrumentalist gets the brunt of the jokes, and most would say, “the drummer, of course.” Most drummers...

RealNetworks Real 100 Export Plug-In

May 17, 2004, Editors

RealNetworks unveiled a beta version of its new Real™ 10 Export Plug-In for Mac OS X, which is available for free download at www.realnetworks.com/info/real10export/....

Vocal Recording Masters, April 1999

May 17, 2004

In Their Own Words In the whole realm of recording, there's no place where art and technology are more hopelessly intertwined than in tracking vocals....

Recording Vocals, March 1998

May 17, 2004

If you recall the classic popular vocal recordings that have endured over the decades, the primary element that has helped get the magic across was not...

AEA (Audio Engineering Associates)

May 17, 2004

AEA R84 DJVApril 2004—AEA's new R84 DJV is based on the company's award-winning R84 “big ribbon” microphone. Optimized for voice work, the DJ Version...

Inon Zur Brings Men of Valor to Eastwood Stage

May 17, 2004, Editors

Award-winning composer Inon Zur has recorded the original music soundtrack for Men of Valor, the upcoming historical first-person shooter developed by 2015 and published by Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games)....

Recording the Voice-Over, April 2000

May 17, 2004

To the uninitiated,recording an announcer or "voice-over" artist would seem to be relatively simple compared to other things audio. But for those who...

DTS Suite of Software Encoders

May 17, 2004, Editors

DTS introduced a new suite of three software encoders for Mac and PC to create DTS soundtracks for DVD-Audio, DVD-Video and 5.1 CD titles. Providing 96...

AKG

May 17, 2004

AKG C-414 B-XLS AND C-414 B-XL IIMay 2004—The next generation of AKG's industry-standard C 414 studio condenser are available in C-414 B-XLS (ultralinear)...

Sound Effects Recording, April 1997

May 17, 2004

The world is full of sounds that are too often taken for granted. Those of us who spend huge chunks of our lives in studios and listening rooms, analyzing...

AMP Announces Mixer Award Winners

May 17, 2004, Editors

This year’s top honor at Association of Music Producers’ (AMP) third annual AMP Mixer Awards was presented to “Mixer of the Year” Bob Gremore of Mike...

Acoustic Ensemble Recording, July 1998

May 17, 2004

There is nothing quite like the sound of the well-recorded musical interplay of an ensemble of acoustic instruments. Long before “unplugged” became part...

Tricks of the Trade, April 2000

May 17, 2004

Using Lavalier Microphones I was born in England, and my mum was always asking me if I needed to use the "lav," so when I was asked to write some thoughts...

Recording Guitar, July 1997

May 17, 2004

Tips From Five Pros It is almost impossible to overstate how important guitar has been in the world of popular music, whether it is rock, R&B, folk, country,...

Full Sail Brings In Harrison’s MPC-3D Console

May 17, 2004, Editors

Full Sail (Winter Park, Fla.) has developed new courses focused on advanced mixing for motion pictures and television with its new custom Harrison MPC-3D...

Digigram Upgrades VX442

May 17, 2004, Editors

Digigram has upgraded its VX442 multichannel sound card by making it 3.3V-PCI bus compatible and started an Open Source Linux driver project. The upgraded...

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