About Slau Halatyn

Slau Halatyn runs Be Sharp Studios in New York City. Find his blog and podcast at SessionsWithSlau, and follow his Twitter stream at

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Posts by slau

Samar Audio MF65 Review

Slau puts the Samar MF65 through a battery of tests, comparing it with a Royer R-121 and Coles 4038 on piano, acoustic and electric guitars, and drums.

Posted:Thursday, April 12th, 2012
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Nevaton MC49, MC416, MC404, MCE400 Review

Mention the phrase “Russian-made” and it conjures up images of Soviet design — generally not thought to be the most elegant. In the context of microphones, it usually means bulky, grey tubes that look like submarines rather than precision instruments for capturing sound. Despite the lack of glamor normally reserved for European microphones, Russian microphones […]

Posted:Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
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The Advanced Audio CM-12 Mod

Slau Halatyn of Be Sharp Studios tells the story of his quest to modify the Apex 460 tube mic to the point where it’s all but indistinguishable from a vintage AKG C 12.

Posted:Sunday, February 14th, 2010
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