Posts from October, 2010

CharterOak Product Tour with Michael Deming

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 | by matthew mcglynn

CharterOak Acoustics manufactures a small line of microphones that cover a lot of sonic territory — from large-diaphragm tube condensers to small-diaphragm FETs. If you’re not familiar with the company’s mics, they’re well worth checking out. Here’s a crash course in the product line, a quick tour from company founder Michael Deming. Needless to say, […]

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U47 Replacement Parts from AMI

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 | by matthew mcglynn

Oliver Archut is now selling replacement metalwork for the Neumann U-47. The parts are suitable for vintage-mic restoration, or for stuffing with new circuits and tubes to make new microphone designs.

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Frequency Response Quiz Answers

Saturday, October 9th, 2010 | by matthew mcglynn

Is it possible to distinguish a mic’s Cardioid, Omni, and Figure-8 frequency-response graphs, if they are not labeled? That’s the question I posed in the Mic pattern identification quiz. The answer is “yes,” of course, but as is usually the case, simply knowing which is which is not nearly as rewarding as figuring out why. […]

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Mic pattern identification quiz

Friday, October 1st, 2010 | by matthew mcglynn

Pretend you’ve just received three frequency-response charts for a multipattern microphone. The charts are known to represent the mic’s response in Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Figure-of-8 patterns, but they are not labeled. Which is which, and why? Submit your answer below. One winner will be selected from the correct entries. The prize is a pair of […]

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