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
Burbank, CA (April 1, 2014) — Royer Labs announces the availability of the R-121 XL, the world’s longest ribbon microphone. Featuring an 8-inch long ribbon, the R-121 XL delivers unprecedented proximity effect and low-frequency extension.
“We began with the R-121 ribbon motor,” says designer David Royer, “and just made it a lot longer. The commercial use [...]
Posted:Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
(6 Awesome Comments)
As I made the rounds at the NAMM show in January, two products were on everybody’s mind… two new products that seem to have captured people’s imaginations in a way that a roomful of inexpensive cardioid condensers will never do. Two products that made people ask, “Did you see that?” Followed immediately by, “You should [...]
Posted:Monday, March 31st, 2014
The Fall 2013 AES show introduced a handful of fantastic new microphones. This recap of same is a bit delinquent, coming after the 2014 NAMM show, but serves both to highlight some worthy products, and to illustrate an interesting difference between these two trade shows: the AES convention brings out all the little boutique manufacturers, [...]
Posted:Friday, February 21st, 2014
My pal Peterson Goodwyn of DIY Recording Equipment is launching one of the coolest new audio products I’ve seen in a long time. Read on for the inside scoop on the Colour. It puts three stages of analog saturation into a shockingly affordable 500-series device. It might just be the perfect tool for taking the [...]
Posted:Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Part III of the studio remodel: texture, paint, lights, and the final two layers of floor.
Posted:Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
(7 Awesome Comments)
I’m documenting the remodeling and soundproofing of my home/project studio. This is part 2.
Posted:Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
(4 Awesome Comments)
Our recent move to a new house brought a fantastic opportunity: building a new project studio.
The new house has a second building on the property — the “manufactured home” where the previous owners lived for a year while rebuilding the main house after a fire.
As far as I can tell, “manufactured home” is a [...]
Posted:Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
(4 Awesome Comments)
Your microphone doesn’t only hear your voice. It also hears your room.
Few things annoy me more, when listening to a podcast, voiceover, or vocal track, than a crappy-sounding room. You can’t fix a lousy room sound in the mix! That’s why professional studios usually have a vocal booth or isolation booth of some sort. It’s [...]
Posted:Sunday, July 28th, 2013
(20 Awesome Comments)
In which we name the new best microphone mod platform…
Posted:Sunday, July 7th, 2013
(3 Awesome Comments)