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Posts from February, 2013



Your tube mic is upside down

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 | by matthew mcglynn

Should tube microphones be used upside-down? Let’s separate the myth from the science.

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Posted in Interviews, Microphones | 38 Awesome Comments



USB Dynamic Podcasting Mic Shootout

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 | by matthew mcglynn

My preference for dynamic microphones for podcast and broadcast use is well-established; see the Ultimate Podcast Mic Shootout, in which I tested every great dynamic mic the broadcast industry has been loving for 50 years. Broadcast dynamic mics aren’t necessarily friendly to beginners, though. They tend to have low sensitivity levels, which means they require […]

Posted in Microphones, Reviews, Shootouts | 13 Awesome Comments



How to fix microphone hum

Monday, February 18th, 2013 | by matthew mcglynn

In which we identify a common source of hum in desktop USB microphones.

Posted in Acoustics, Microphones, Podcasting | 16 Awesome Comments