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Posts from May, 2012



Podcasting Mic Boom Arm Shootout

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 | by matthew mcglynn

We put 5 desktop microphone boom arms to the test: Heil PL2T, Rode PSA-1, MXL BCD, and two from K&M.

Posted in Podcasting, Reviews, Shootouts, voiceover | 24 Awesome Comments



Blackspade UM25 Review

Friday, May 18th, 2012 | by Don Gunn

Blackspade is a new company with a small but growing line of mid- and high-end microphones. The company is a joint venture between Blackspade proper in Switzerland and AMI, Inc here in the US. The Blackspade Acoustics UM25 that I’ve had the pleasure of using and reviewing is one of two C12/ELA M251-style mics the […]

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the worst mic review

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 | by matthew mcglynn

We had a little contest late last week to see who could write a mic review that crosses the fine line between clever and stupid. The funniest contributions, in my opinion, expressed a deep lack of understanding of some common aspect of transducer technology or lore, and expressed that misunderstanding with total confidence. We’ve all […]

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Peter Wildoer Interview

Sunday, May 13th, 2012 | by matthew mcglynn

Peter Wildoer’s drumming on Static Impulse blew my mind. Give him 60 seconds, he’ll blow yours too: That album was a collaboration between Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie and his longtime writing partner Matt Guillory. The band included Wildoer, Marco Sfogli (guitars), and Ray Riendeau (bass). The music is a crazy hybrid of styles — […]

Posted in Drums, Interviews | 3 Awesome Comments



bad mic reviews

Saturday, May 12th, 2012 | by matthew mcglynn

A well-meaning but somewhat inexperienced gear reviewer submitted an article with the best sentence I’ve ever read in any microphone review, ever: The Frequency response is also impressive with a range of 20Hz–20KHz that from my experiences is more than you can even use. I tried my hand at matching the tone and style, and […]

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Cloudlifter CL-Z Review

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 | by Dren McDonald

Lately, I find myself quickly skimming a lot of my Twitter feed. There seems to be a lots of talk about Mad Men and Game of Thrones. I haven’t had time to enjoy those shows yet, so I’ve taken to professional tweet skimming. But a tweet from @recordinghacks mentioning the new Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-Z […]

Posted in Reviews | 7 Awesome Comments