About matthew mcglynn
matt mcglynn is the founder of what is arguably the best microphone website in the world, RecordingHacks.com. He is a lifelong technologist with a super-power of making order out of chaos and an unhealthy fascination with professional audio gear.
Posts by matt
On the eve of Dynamic Range Day, the tribute/remake of the RUSH classic “Subdivisions” quite ironically came up on my iTunes playlist. I’ve always loved that song. But the remake, despite blistering performances, sounds lifeless and uninspiring. I keep feeling like I need to turn it up, but then it just gets annoyingly loud, and [...]
Posted:Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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Oh no, the best mic mod platform in history just died!
Posted:Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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Is the Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB the best $50 podcasting microphone on the market? Listen and decide!
Posted:Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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Should tube microphones be used upside-down? Let’s separate the myth from the science.
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:Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
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In which we identify a common source of hum in desktop USB microphones.
Posted:Monday, February 18th, 2013
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A “first look” review at the Rode SmartLav mic for iPhone, with audio samples.
Posted:Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Here is a guide to taking better photographs of microphones. Because you know you want to.
Posted:Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
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Curious what the inside of a small-diaphragm condenser capsule looks like? Here is an exploded view of the popular MXL 603S capsule.
Posted:Thursday, January 10th, 2013
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