Written by Matthew Koschak on May 17, 2016 under Education
Engineer Matthew Koschak explains shotgun microphones: how they work, common misperceptions, and how to choose the right one for your application.
Written by Davida Rochman on May 18, 2012 under Education
Typical Applications: Houses of Worship Teleconferencing Videoconferencing Panel Discussions Boardrooms Distance Learning Hotel Sound Courtrooms Microphone mixers, also known as voice-activated or sound-activated microphone mixers, have one fundamental function: to attenuate (or reduce in level) any microphone that is not being addressed, and conversely, to rapidly activate any microphone that is addressed by a talker. […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 23, 2011 under Education
By Matt McGlynn A single pair of multipattern condenser microphones can provide at least five distinct overhead drum miking choices with surprisingly different sonic characteristics. To demonstrate these different sounds, we recorded a drum kit with a pair of KSM44A overhead microphones five different ways. The drums, the room, the preamps, cables, and composition remained […]
Written by Davida Rochman on May 18, 2009 under Education
Here are some helpful hints from Shure Associate and audio pro John Born. Beware of comb filtering Comb filtering occurs when two or more open microphones pick up the same sound source and then are mixed together. Because sound enters the microphones at slightly different times, cancellation of frequencies occurs when those two signals are […]
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