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David Bock’s new elliptical-capsule microphone

Monday, September 8th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

Attendees of TransAudio Group’s first Audio Underground Roadshow, held at John B.’s The Hangar studio in Sacramento last weekend, were treated to the first public demonstration of a fabulous new microphone from Bock Audio. Bock’s new model 507 microphone won’t be officially announced until AES in October, which is why I’m staying up half the […]

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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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The Red Legacy – DW Fearn Documentary Review

Friday, October 11th, 2013 | by Kyle Snyder

Alain Le Kim’s “Soundstrips” documentaries get into the minds behind the best audio gear in the world: David Bock, Dave Hill, Jonathan Little, and now DW Fearn.

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New Microphones at AES 2014

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 | by matthew mcglynn

Manufacturers at the recent AES convention in Los Angeles presented a wonderfully wide array of new microphones. Neumann’s announcement of the reissued Fet 47 stole the show, which is a pity because many worthy new microphones didn’t get the attention they deserved. Let’s rectify that now.

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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



2012-06-13

Friday, June 15th, 2012 | by matthew mcglynn

MIC NEWS #11 | June 13, 2012 | Pro Audio Newsletter   MIC NEWS from RecordingHacks.com Wednesday 13 June Win a Sterling Audio ST59 Multipattern LDC! The above headline is misleading. You’d think we’re giving away a microphone. It’s not exactly true. Because we’re actually giving away two of them. I’ll go out on a […]

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Little Labs Life DVD Review

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 | by Randy Coppinger

Having met Jonathan Little at the AES Convention a few times, I was intrigued by Alain Le Kim’s documentary about the man. “I like to think of myself as a form of an artist, ” says Little, “that just enjoys electronics and music. And it’s really the music I enjoy more than the electronics. If […]

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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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2011-11-23

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 | by matthew mcglynn

Mic News | November, 2011 | Pro Audio Newsletter (To subscribe, send a blank email message to: micnews-subscribe (at) recordinghacks (dot) com) Mic News, November 2011 Issue #4 is upon us, along with the impending crush of the holiday season. Raise your hand if you’re feeling overwhelmed? Man, that’s a tough word to type with […]

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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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