Posts from October, 2008

Free Halloween plug-in from SSL

Friday, October 31st, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

Solid State Logic rang to announce X-Orcism, their free VST/AU plug-in for Halloween. Spooooky!

Posted in Technique |

microphone macros

Monday, October 27th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

As part of my mission to organize the world’s microphones, I have been collecting the best photographs of every mic I can find. This is no small feat. You might think that importing microphones from China is hard work. There’s a language barrier, a cultural barrier, a significant time difference. There are shipping issues, quality […]

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Posted in Colophon | 2 Awesome Comments

Overhead mic shootout: STO-2, MK-012, M179

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

I’ve been using a pair of Oktava MK-012 SDCs as my go-to overhead mics for years, ever since I conducted a shootout comparing the MK-012 to AKG C1000S and EV 635a mics. To my ear, the Oktavas won that test handily, offering better imaging, broader frequency response, and more musical results as compared to the […]

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Posted in Microphones, Reviews, Shootouts | 14 Awesome Comments

Touring Electrical Audio

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

No trip to Chicago would be complete without a pilgrimage to Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio. I visited on Thursday, when, as it turned out, practically the entire staff was out of town. Fortunately, studio manager Stephen Sowley was gracious enough to show me around. (Thank you Stephen!) First impressions were typical — as would […]

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Posted in Photos, Studios, Travel | 3 Awesome Comments