Posts from July, 2010

Hippy Fiasco Rides Again

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 | by matthew mcglynn

Nathan Moore is making history. His “Hippy Fiasco Rides Again” tour of northern California was organized within about 36 hours, via iPhone and old-fashioned hotel-room telephone, hosted by fans and friends in towns from Chico to Santa Cruz. Nathan and his tour manager, Chad Galactic, are on a mission to not only recoup expenses from […]

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Storyhill “Shade of the Trees” Sessions

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 | by matthew mcglynn

Here’s your last chance to name the vocal mic used in Storyhill’s fabulous “Dangerous Weapon” video. As promised, I got the inside story on how the acoustic duo’s new album was recorded, from engineer Brad Bivens and producer Dan Wilson. By way of introduction, Brad Bivens is a Nashville-based audio engineer whose credits include Norah […]

Posted in Interviews, Microphones, Technique |

Factory Made – Royer Ribbon Microphone

Saturday, July 17th, 2010 | by matthew mcglynn

Curious how high-quality ribbon microphones are made? Check out the “Factory Made” segment about a tour of the Royer Labs factory to see how a R-121 passive ribbon mic is manufactured.

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Better graphs in the mic database

Monday, July 12th, 2010 | by matthew mcglynn

About a year and a half ago, I announced a fairly delinquent feature for the mic database — the display of frequency-response charts on each mic profile. But it was an ugly implementation, and required users to click a button to see the chart. Worse, most of the charts were oversized, and slow to load. […]

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Summer Microphone Rebates

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 | by matthew mcglynn

We’ve updated the Microphone Rebates page to show hot summer specials on some really nice (and expensive) microphones — from MXL, Blue, and Bock Audio! Also, don’t forget about the Microphone Sale listing. Price drops, closeouts, and specials from a dozen pro audio stores are collected in one place, and updated twice a day. If […]

Posted in Microphones |

New JZ Pop Filter

Monday, July 5th, 2010 | by matthew mcglynn

JZ Microphones has announced a new pop filter, said to be based on the Black Hole series filter, although photos suggest a lot more R&D has taken place in the interim. The Black Hole pop filter used two convex screens mounted back-to-back. JZ claims the design “reduces blasts and blows more than any other pop […]

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Name that Mic

Friday, July 2nd, 2010 | by matthew mcglynn

Can you identify the high-end condenser mics in this video? They sound great, but what are they?

Posted in Microphones, Technique, Video | 5 Awesome Comments