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Posts from September, 2011



OktavaMod Rode NT1A Review

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 | by Agent 19

Agent 19’s review of the OktavaMod Rode NT1-a, as compared to the Blue Baby Bottle and Neumann TLM 103. Hear vocal and acoustic guitar tracks in a blind listening test.

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Posted in Microphones, Shootouts | 14 Awesome Comments



Manley Tube Microphones for Voiceover

Monday, September 19th, 2011 | by matthew mcglynn

I had the pleasure of borrowing both the mono Manley Reference microphones recently — the Reference Cardioid and Reference Gold. These mics have been selling consistently for over 20 years, which should tell you something about their appeal. They are both modern-day classics. To hear them in action, I arranged a test on the most […]

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Posted in Microphones, Shootouts, voiceover | 19 Awesome Comments



The Matched Stereo Pairs Debate

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 | by matthew mcglynn

It began with my contention that “99% of listeners can’t hear whether a stereo pair is ‘matched’ or not.” I will admit that I have, on occasion, paid extra for so-called “matched pairs” of microphones. But I’ve also seen better engineers than me use stereo pairs of vintage mics that are far from matched — […]

Posted in Microphones, Technique | 9 Awesome Comments



Nevaton MC49, MC416, MC404, MCE400 Review

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 | by Slau Halatyn

Mention the phrase “Russian-made” and it conjures up images of Soviet design — generally not thought to be the most elegant. In the context of microphones, it usually means bulky, grey tubes that look like submarines rather than precision instruments for capturing sound. Despite the lack of glamor normally reserved for European microphones, Russian microphones […]

Posted in Microphones, Reviews | 4 Awesome Comments



Lewitt Audio Drum Microphone Review

Sunday, September 4th, 2011 | by David Rollans

Let’s get down to business; microphones are what we’re here about, right? In this review, I’ve compared some microphones that I commonly use on drums and that are commonly found in many home studios against a set of Lewitt Audio Microphones. All were recorded into ProTools via an M-Audio Profire 2626. No processing was added […]

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