Posts from October, 2012

How a Dynamic Microphone Works

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 | by Peterson Goodwyn

Video interview with John Born of Shure, about the components and design of the Shure SM57 and SM58.

Posted in Microphones, Video | 2 Awesome Comments

How It’s Made – The Making of an AEA R44 Ribbon Microphone

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 | by matthew mcglynn

See the making of an RCA 44 / AEA R44 ribbon microphone, courtesy of How It’s Made.

Posted in Microphones, Video | 6 Awesome Comments

Unidirectional Ribbon Mic Shootout

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 | by Randy Coppinger

Hear voice actor Corey Burton demo six unidirectional ribbons: Silvia SC-5C, AEA KU4, Oktava ML19, Shure 330, Samar TF08 and AF11, plus the venerable Shure SM7B. If you thought ribbons were always figure-8, think again, and listen closely!

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Posted in Microphones, Reviews, Shootouts, voiceover | 13 Awesome Comments

AEA RPQ500 High Performance Preamp

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 | by Adam Kagan

Adam Kagan reviews the AEA RPQ500 preamp with Curveshaper EQ.

Posted in Preamps, Reviews, Studios | 1 Comment

Tube SDCs on Drum Overheads

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 | by matthew mcglynn

Part III of our extensive test of tube pencil microphones from Lauten Audio, Telefunken, Mojave Audio, Sterling Audio, Avantone Pro, and Chameleon Labs. In this installment we hear drum overheads, both in Recorderman and AB Omni configurations.

Posted in Drums, Microphones, Shootouts | 4 Awesome Comments

I love Sample Manager

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 | by matthew mcglynn

My pal Dan Comerchero (of Quiztones fame) turned me on to an application from Audiofile Engineering called Sample Manager. It immediately became an indispensable part of my audio workflow. The official product description is short, on point, and completely accurate: Sample Manager is the quintessential batch audio file processor for Mac OS X.

Posted in DAW, Reviews | 4 Awesome Comments