About Randy Coppinger

Randy Coppinger is a microphone-slinging coffee loyalist who listens in Southern California. He loves the challenges of music production, sound for picture, game audio and finding solutions to acoustical problems. Randy believes technology should serve art, not dictate it.

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Posts by Randy

Audio-Technica AT5040 Voiceover Mic Review

Hear five top Hollywood voice actors test-drive $10,000 worth of voice microphones, including the new Audio-Technica AT5040. Starring Corey Burton!

Posted:Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
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10 Voice Recording Essentials

Ten tips for great voice recording, from Disney audio engineer Randy Coppinger.

Posted:Monday, December 3rd, 2012
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Unidirectional Ribbon Mic Shootout

Hear voice actor Corey Burton demo six unidirectional ribbons: Silvia SC-5C, AEA KU4, Oktava ML19, Shure 330, Samar TF08 and AF11, plus the venerable Shure SM7B. If you thought ribbons were always figure-8, think again, and listen closely!

Posted:Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
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Little Labs Life DVD Review

Having met Jonathan Little at the AES Convention a few times, I was intrigued by Alain Le Kim’s documentary about the man. “I like to think of myself as a form of an artist, ” says Little, “that just enjoys electronics and music. And it’s really the music I enjoy more than the electronics. If […]

Posted:Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
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Sennheiser Neumann Rode Shotgun Mic Test

Highly directional mic patterns do a pretty good job of capturing on-axis sources while minimizing off-axis sounds. Or to put it less technically: they hear more of what you point them at. Some smart guys figured out that they could put a mic element inside a tube and cut slots on the sides to further […]

Posted:Thursday, April 5th, 2012
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Manley – Tubes Rule

Randy Coppinger reviews Alain Le Kim’s documentary about Eveanna Manley and Manley Labs.

Posted:Monday, November 14th, 2011
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