Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Specialist Polar Patterns: Hypercardioid and Subcardioid

Mic directionality can be classified in three distinct types: omnidirectional, unidirectional, and bi-directional. Within these categories, there are a number of different directional patterns known as polar-patterns; the most commonly known types are cardioid and supercardioid. For a large number of common applications, these will get you pretty far – but what if your requirements are a little more specific?
Artists and Their Engineers: Part One
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Artists and Their Engineers: Part One

After years of watching artists and engineers work together, Ryan Smith began collecting their thoughts on the nature of their relationship, beginning with their ideal version of it.
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Recording Drums Part 5 – Phase Cancellation

In any recording where multiple microphones are used to capture a single sound source, the phase relationship between each microphone is critical. This post looks at this important factors in bringing a drum kit recording together.
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Top 5 Most Common Wireless Mistakes

Wireless microphones are essential to the modern production values we’re all accustomed too. And while wireless systems have freed performers from the shackles of cables, they’ve also presented an entirely different set of challenges to the engineer.