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Posts from October, 2011



Earthworks SR20 Windscreen Upgrade

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 | by matthew mcglynn

Earthworks recently redesigned the windscreen attachment for the SR20, their entry-level cardioid condenser. The new windscreen is a metal-mesh design that will be instantly familiar to anyone who has ever sung on stage. Below the mesh head, a ring of carefully-designed slots has been cut around the periphery of the new attachment, allowing the SR20 […]

Posted in Microphones, News |



Milab Mic Review: DC-96B & DC-96C

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 | by Stuart Markham

The Swedish company Milab has been producing microphones since 1939. They have been held in high regard within the industry, and the DC-96B and DC-96C do NOT fall short in the world of small to mid-sized capsule microphones. These mics held up very well capturing a variety of sources including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins […]

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New Shure A300SM Shockmount for KSM353

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 | by matthew mcglynn

The new Shure A300SM shockmount is one of the coolest shockmounts I’ve ever seen. To introduce it, I’ve put together a quick video demo, and interviewed John Born, Shure’s Product Specialist for wired microphones, to learn more about the development of the mount. The first thing you’ll notice is that the shockmount uses cable instead […]

Posted in Microphones, Video | 3 Awesome Comments



The Quest for the Ultimate Live Sax Microphone

Monday, October 17th, 2011 | by Marc Mommaas

As a Jazz musician, I spend a lot of time on the road being exposed to a great variety of concert halls, jazz clubs and outdoor jazz festivals. Each space presents a complex set of variables that a sound engineer has to deal with in order to translate the acoustic sound from the stage to […]

Posted in Live Sound, Microphones | 38 Awesome Comments



Prairie Sun Drum Overhead Mic Shootout

Friday, October 14th, 2011 | by matthew mcglynn

Prairie Sun is one of Northern California’s coolest recording studios. It’s not just the funky rural setting, with the studio spread out across a half-dozen outbuildings that could easily be mistaken for just-another farm… nor the collection of vintage gear that has to be seen to be believed… nor the client list, which runs the […]

Posted in Drums, Microphones, Reviews, Shootouts, Studios | 9 Awesome Comments



Aseyer Mic Review: D36B and L36B

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 | by Tony SanFilippo

So, Matt asked me if I’d be willing to review some microphones from a company called Aseyer. I had never heard of them, but why would that stop me from plugging them in to see how they sound? When the mics arrived they seemed to be made from “off the shelf” bodies. This wasn’t a […]

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Cloudlifter CL-2 Review

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 | by Adam Sullivan

Cloud Microphones is a Tucson, AZ-based company specializing in handcrafted ribbon microphones made in an exacting fashion to meet — and in truth exceed, in many regards — the standards of quality set by Harry F. Olsen at RCA during the golden age of radio. Harry was the chief architect of RCA’s famed 44 and […]

Posted in Microphones, Reviews | 13 Awesome Comments



Magneto Labs VariOhm Review

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 | by Ryan Canestro

Hands-on review of the VariOhm from Magneto Labs. Change your mic pre’s input impedance with a simple 6-way control, to dial in tonal changes you can’t get with EQ. Includes audio samples. From Ryan Canestro, with love.

Posted in Reviews | 2 Awesome Comments