Better graphs in the mic database

Monday, July 12th, 2010 | by

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.

I’m happy to announce that both these problems are being resolved. As of today, we’re 22% of the way there: 200 of the mic profiles (of nearly 900) have new, beautiful frequency-response charts right on the page. These are painstakingly hand-traced from the manufacturer’s original graphs, after being scaled to a common size.

A beneficial side-effect is that the mic profiles with the new graphs are 10-25% smaller in size, resulting in faster page loads.

See the Beyerdynamic MC-840, for example, or the Telefunken AK47, AKG’s Perception 820 Tube, or the Blue Baby Bottle, to name a few.

There are more to come… 699 more, to be exact! Stay tuned.

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