Posts from April, 2008

new microphones in the Advanced Audio pipeline

Sunday, April 27th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

We caught up with Dave Thomas of Advanced Audio Microphones while he was on the road, spreading the gospel of vintage microphone design to a class of up and coming audio engineers. Read on for audio gear news from British Columbia: RH: Do you have any new products in the pipeline? Will the CM-414 ever […]

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Posted in Microphones | 1 Comment website hacked

Friday, April 25th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

This is not the sort of “hack” I ever intended to write about… while researching some reviews of Violet’s Flamingo microphones, I clicked through to AppleProAudio… to find the site had been defaced Instead of the microphone review I was searching for, I see a fullscreen picture of a bear and a page title announcing […]

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new search features

Thursday, April 24th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

I didn’t expect it to take this long, but nonetheless I’m psyched to finally launch a couple new search features for the mic database: Now you can save search results. Just click the button. Also you can send search results to a friend. (Or to yourself.) Just click the other button. Midway through the coding […]

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congratulations, Blair!

Thursday, April 10th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

Congratulations to Blair Hardman and Zone Recording for the feature article in North Bay Biz: Zone Recording is giving voice to the North Bay. Blair has been part of the Sonoma County music scene for a long time, and the scene would be a lot less rich and interesting without him.

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tourism for gearheads

Monday, April 7th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

None of the audio engineers I know look like this guy. He graces the front page of the Sennheiser website, though, and I’ll be meeting him tomorrow, assuming he works in the microphone factory, which I guess is unlikely. But hey, maybe the modeling thing is just a sideline gig. Maybe he’ll be at the […]

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phantom power kills ribbon microphones, truth vs. fiction

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

Show me a guy with a ribbon mic, and I’ll show you a guy who’s afraid of phantom power. The two go hand-in-hand, as if the mere presence of phantom power could cook all the ribbons in the studio, whether they’re wired or not. But that sounds less like phantom power than like ghosts in […]

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Posted in Microphones, Video | 2 Awesome Comments