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Posts from November, 2011




The Best $200 Condenser

Monday, November 28th, 2011 | by Aaron Lyon

Aaron Lyon tests seven of the best entry-level large-diaphragm condensers on the market, on voice, acoustic guitar, and electric guitar cab. Find out Aaron’s picks for the best under-$200 mic, or listen blind to pick your own favorites.

Posted in Microphones, Reviews, Shootouts | 44 Awesome Comments



AnaMod Secret Documentary Review

Monday, November 28th, 2011 | by George Shilling

George Shilling’s review of the Soundstrips documentary about Dave Amels and Greg Gualtieri, AnaMod Secret.

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Ribbon Shootout: Acoustic Guitar

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 | by matthew mcglynn

The final session of the biggest ribbon microphone shootout in history: hear 2 acoustic guitars through 18 different ribbon mics!

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Posted in Microphones, Reviews, Shootouts | 9 Awesome Comments



Stellar CM4 CM6 Review

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 | by Sacha Müller

Sacha Müller’s review of the Stellar CM-4 and CM-6 condensers includes audio samples of vocals and acoustic (harp) guitar, with comparisons to the Neumann TLM-103.

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Crane Song Documentary Review

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 | by Joel Patterson

Joel Patterson of New York’s Mountaintop Studios reviews the Soundstrips documentary about Dave Hill, mad genius behind Crane Song.

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Lewitt LCT-140 Review

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 | by Eric Carpenter

I recently had the pleasure of testing the Lewitt Professional Audio LCT 140. This is a fixed cardioid “pencil” microphone; it is the entry-level small-diaphragm condenser in the company’s Authentica series. The mic comes with a foam windscreen, a tool for adjusting the recessed switches, and a nice mic clip that is both adjustable and […]

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Manley – Tubes Rule

Monday, November 14th, 2011 | by Randy Coppinger

Randy Coppinger reviews Alain Le Kim’s documentary about Eveanna Manley and Manley Labs.

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Ribbon Microphones for Voiceover

Sunday, November 13th, 2011 | by Jordan Reynolds

Voice actor Jordan Reynolds test-drives the Royer R-101 and DIYAC RM-5 ribbon microphones in his VO studio. We hear both a commercial and a narrative read. Can ribbon mics be used for VO? Listen to Jordan’s samples and decide for yourself.

Posted in Microphones, Technique, voiceover | 16 Awesome Comments



Bock Audio Menu

Friday, November 11th, 2011 | by matthew mcglynn

Microphone guru David Bock wears rubber gloves all the time. Sometimes he’s slicing raw fish for one spectacular item in a multicourse gourmet dinner. Sometimes he’s doing final assembly and testing on a production run of microphones. Filmmaker Alain Le Kim intercuts scenes from kitchen to workshop to establish the point. The omnipresent rubber gloves […]

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Gauge ECM-84 Review

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 | by Eric Carpenter

A solid competitor in the low cost, “pencil” style condenser microphone field is the Gauge ECM-84. For under $100 you get a well-built microphone with both Cardioid and Omni capsules in their own storage “pill box,” plus a nice shockmount. The microphone also includes a padded wooden storage box. I don’t know why, but anytime […]

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