About matthew mcglynn

matt mcglynn is the founder of what is arguably the best microphone website in the world, He is a lifelong technologist with a super-power of making order out of chaos and an unhealthy fascination with professional audio gear.

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Posts by matt

Cheap tube mic upgrade case study

A MicParts customer recently sent us two Carvin CTM-100 tube mics with a request that we upgrade the circuits and capsules, and match the two mics. We documented the process, and measured the mic’s electronic and acoustic performance before and after, to illustrate the value of the upgrade process. Read on for an inside look […]

Posted:Sunday, July 31st, 2022

reaching for the master fader…

It’s been too quiet around here lately. What say we start making some noise? And recording it, too, of course. [rimshot]

Posted:Saturday, July 16th, 2022
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How to Build Your Mic Locker, part I

Thanks to Lij Shaw of Recording Studio Rockstars, I got to present an idea I’ve been cooking up for a couple months. Lij invited me to be interviewed on his podcast, which you can stream here: Recording Studio Rockstars – interview with matt mcglynn The idea, in a nutshell, is that engineers can intelligently build […]

Posted:Sunday, December 31st, 2017
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Roswell Pro Audio Mini K47 Mic Giveaway

New visitors might not realize that I started this website (nearly 10 years ago!) because I felt like I couldn’t make sane purchase decisions about microphones without knowing what my choices were. Online stores will only show you the microphones they sell. Manufacturer websites can hardly be trusted to be objective about their own products. […]

Posted:Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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How to measure transformer ratio

Here’s one for the DIY crowd, or anybody looking to get their nerd on: how to easily measure a transformer’s turns ratio. (If DIY is not your thing, scroll down the homepage to see a 2-hour “Mic Madness” video I made last week with Warren Huart of Produce Like a Pro — classic RecordingHacks content, […]

Posted:Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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Mic Madness with Warren Huart

Warren of Produce Like A Pro invited me to do a Q&A session on Youtube Live, which he dubbed “Mic Madness with Matt McGlynn.” We went on for over 2 hours! It was good fun, and we got into some detail about a number of things (but of course mostly about microphones!). Here’s the recording: […]

Posted:Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Headphone hangar review: the Elevation Lab Anchor

I stumbled across this headphone hanger on Amazon in June, and bought it on a whim. Now it’s my new favorite audio accessory. Here’s the thing: my HD 650’s had been cluttering up my desk, or sitting on the floor nearby, for months. Best case, they’re getting dusty. Worse, they’re getting kicked and stepped on. […]

Posted:Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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The MXL 2001 / V67G Capsule Swap Mod

It is not news to anyone reading this that there is a ton of decent, affordable pro audio gear on the market. And it is probably not news that a lot of that gear can be made better through DIY — Do It Yourself — modification. In this article, we’ll take a look at a […]

Posted:Sunday, July 5th, 2015
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New Microphones at AES 2014

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.

Posted:Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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