Posts from May, 2008

another day, another feature

Friday, May 30th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

Actually it wasn’t days, but a couple of late nights… but there’s more than one new feature. The mic database gets a little more respectable, and a little more useful, every time. Since the site’s launch, multipattern mics have been indicated by a series of icons naming the various pickup patterns available. The challenge is […]

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shooting microphones

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

After weeks of planning and, honestly, acquisitions, we’re getting ready for a couple drum kit microphone shootouts… First up, on toms we have an Audix D2, an ElectroVoice N/D468, and a CAD M179. We may throw an Audix D4 in there too if we can scrounge up a couple more stands. Next up, we’ll take […]

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recording the hammer dulcimer

Thursday, May 15th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

I took a couple days off from mad updates to this website to compose and track some dulcimer parts for Drew‘s new CD. I’d like to share the brilliant, gorgeous, awesome, triumphant dulcimer sounds I got. But frankly, this instrument is a bitch to record. I think for this session I got the best tones […]

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

I think we’d crossed over the 450-mic point and were gunning for 500 when someone pointed out that the Shure collection was looking pretty crufty. Shure enough, mixed in with the good stuff was a virtual stockpile of odd microphone-looking things that you’d never find in a recording studio, except maybe in a box addressed […]

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mic auctions made easy

Monday, May 5th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

Madness, pandemonium and chaos is happening behind the scenes. Not that you’d know it from the frequency of updates to this space. Is freneticness a word? Last week I launched a pretty neat new feature for the mic database: it now generates blocks of HTML that users can copy and paste onto their own sites […]

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