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Posts from March, 2012



Ear Trumpet Labs – Edwina Microphone Review

Sunday, March 25th, 2012 | by Don Gunn

It’s a rather unique and great time in which we live; in this internet-driven age, small- and sometimes even singularly-staffed manufacturers can craft products and market them to the world with nothing more than a website. No more having to only choose from a small handful of companies making products for the masses; there are […]

Posted in Microphones, Reviews | 1 Comment



Evil Toy Piano Microphone Shootout

Saturday, March 17th, 2012 | by Eric Beam

What’s the best way to record a toy piano? With $5000 worth of mics and preamps, of course!

Posted in Microphones, Technique | 5 Awesome Comments



Quest for the Ultimate Live Sax Mic: Condenser Shootout

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 | by Marc Mommaas

First I would like to thank all of you who responded to Part I of The Quest for the Ultimate Live Sax Microphone, which reviewed dynamic microphones. This is a very exciting project, and since the last article I have made a point of talking to each live sound engineer I could get my hands […]

Posted in Live Sound, Microphones | 15 Awesome Comments



New Site Features

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 | by matthew mcglynn

The mic database has been getting smarter. Here is a quick tour of the new features. Mic Awards The TEC Foundation selects one studio and one live-performance mic annually for their prestigious TEC Award. We now list all the winners and nominees back to 2003. A few publications, notably MIX and ProSound Web, have awards […]

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Posted in Colophon | 4 Awesome Comments



Rycote InVison Studio Kit Review

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 | by Paul Strikwerda

Voice actor Paul Strikwerda reviews the Rycote InVison Studio Kit — a universal shockmount and pop filter attachment at a very reasonable price.

Posted in Microphones, Reviews, voiceover | 9 Awesome Comments



Microtech-Gefell M 930 Ts Review

Monday, March 5th, 2012 | by Paul Strikwerda

Voice artist Paul Strikwerda reviews the new Microtech-Gefell M930Ts transformer-coupled large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone as a voiceover workhorse. The review includes audio samples demonstrating tonality, proximity effect, and Cardioid pattern size/off-axis response.

Posted in Broadcast, Microphones, Reviews, voiceover | 23 Awesome Comments