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The Roots – Mics of the Tonight Show

One of Jimmy Fallon's biggest loves is the musical portion of the show, which is why he chose to bring along his friends from The Roots to continue as the house band on this new version of The Tonight Show.
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Top 8 Microphone Myths Exposed

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...
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Designing a Portable Church Sound System

Designing a Portable Church Sound System

Tips from Todd Hartmann at The Austin Stone This is a church that understands the concept of community. Launched just 12 years ago by Chris Tomlin and Matt Carter in the living room of Tomlin’s bass player’s house, The Austin...
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Miking the Legendary Leslie Tone Cabinet

“I was walking down 79th Street in Chicago and heard a song that turned out to be Misty by Groove Holmes played on a Hammond B3. I’d never heard an organ sound like that before.  I only knew one blues riff that I could play...
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Live Sound Reinforcement

Acoustic Instruments The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #26. Of course you know how to mic your lead singer, your bassist and your lead guitar player. But what happens when you add acoustic instruments...
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Miking the Rhythm Section

How do the pros approach live sound reinforcement of the rhythm section? For the answers, we turned to Karen Stackpole, a triple threat Bay Area drummer, sound engineer and writer. Not long ago, she polled a handful of sound pros...
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Beyond the Basics: Drum Miking

Of Mics and Men There’s the conventional. Now what about the advanced? We talked to three drummers whose approaches to drum miking are as different as their musical odysseys. First, Rascal Flatts’ Jim Riley. Next,...
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Debunking Common Audio Myths

The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #27. When we decided to devote this issue to dispelling common audio myths and legends, we had no trouble impaneling a group of experts. Culled mostly from Shure’s...
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Stereo Miking Basics

If you want to capture a more natural sound in your recordings, it’s time to learn a few fundamentals of stereo miking. Early on, these techniques were developed to approximate the sound we hear in our own two ears. Stereo...