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
Part III of the studio remodel: texture, paint, lights, and the final two layers of floor.
Posted:Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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I’m documenting the remodeling and soundproofing of my home/project studio. This is part 2.
Posted:Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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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
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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
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In which we name the new best microphone mod platform…
Posted:Sunday, July 7th, 2013
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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.