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Roswellite – What Is This Stuff?

The Material That Revolutionized Ribbon Microphones: Roswellite ™ What Is It? Roswellite ™ is the trademarked name of a nano-enabled ribbon material that is used in Shure KSM313/NE and KSM353/ED ribbon microphones. Roswellite™ is also known as “acoustic nanofilm.” It’s an extremely strong, low mass, superelastic, paramagnetic composite with high inherent conductivity and shape memory […]

Recording and Mixing Electric Guitars

The electric guitar is the most successful and widely adopted instrument in modern popular music. In fact, a recent study shows that the electric guitar has now overtaken the violin as the most popular musical instrument for children to learn. Traditionalists might sneer at the changing musical demographic, but the fact remains, electric guitars are […]

Top 8 Microphone Myths Exposed

There are microphone myths just like there are urban myths. And their longevity rivals Bigfoot, Nessie and that mysterious Roswell incident in 1947. Right here, right now, we’re setting the record straight on mic folklore that we’ve continued to debunk over the years. Check each one of these off your list, and when the subject […]

3 Alternative Guitar Mics to the SM57

The Shure SM57 is quite possibly the most popular and widely used microphone to record electric guitars. The frequency response and presence peak help to cut through a mix, while the high SPL handling makes it ideal for loud sound sources such as guitar amps. Great for most applications, granted, but good quality sound is […]

10 Recording Tips for Electric Guitar Players – Part 1

Recording your own music can seem daunting as there are many different ways to go about it and the technology can feel like a big learning curve. Fortunately, thanks to advances in home recording over the last decade or two, recording your music has never been easier. Perhaps even more significantly, professional results can be achieved at home or […]

Talkin’ Ribbon Microphones

Think about microphone types today and your mind will automatically turn to the dynamic and condenser types that dominate live sound reinforcement and recording applications. But from the 1930s through the 1950s, the ribbon velocity microphone ruled the airwaves. Fast forward to the present day. Thanks to space age advancements in material design, highly sensitive […]