Posts from February, 2008

new search results page design

Thursday, February 28th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

The final piece of the new design is now in place. Please do a search from the microphone database to see our shiny new layout. As a special bonus feature, the search results table can be sorted; just click on a column heading to rearrange the resulting microphones by manufacturer, price, microphone type, capsule size, […]

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Maximum SPL of dynamic microphones

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

The “max SPL” figure for a microphone communicates the loudest sound the microphone can capture without distortion. However, dynamic mics rarely have a max SPL rating. The reason for this is inherent in their design. As Wikipedia explains, dynamic microphones translate audio into electronic signals via electromagnetic induction: there is a movable induction coil positioned […]

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now it’s pretty (mostly)

Sunday, February 24th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

A week’s worth of evenings cramming complex data structures into Smarty means the microphone database has a new suit of clothes. For a limited time you can still see the old look; just do a search. The search-results template isn’t ready yet. Soooooon.

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steady as she goes

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

Turns out, sitting on a website idea for two years is no way to get it into the world. So, here you go. (Click the “Mics” button.)

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