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

ATR2100 USB and AT2005USB – A Closer Look

Is the Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB the best $50 podcasting microphone on the market? Listen and decide!

Posted:Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
(19 Awesome Comments)

Your tube mic is upside down

Should tube microphones be used upside-down? Let’s separate the myth from the science.

Posted:Friday, February 22nd, 2013
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(39 Awesome Comments)

USB Dynamic Podcasting Mic Shootout

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
(13 Awesome Comments)

How to fix microphone hum

In which we identify a common source of hum in desktop USB microphones.

Posted:Monday, February 18th, 2013
(16 Awesome Comments)

Rode SmartLav Review

A “first look” review at the Rode SmartLav mic for iPhone, with audio samples.

Posted:Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
(38 Awesome Comments)

How To Photograph Microphones

Here is a guide to taking better photographs of microphones. Because you know you want to.

Posted:Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
(2 Awesome Comments)

Dissecting the MXL 603S capsule

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
(6 Awesome Comments)