Posts with tag microphone-recording-tips

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Are You A Microphone Snob? Not Sure Which Studio Vocal Microphone To Choose? Watch This.

The large diaphragm condenser microphone is the most common choice for vocal recording. But do you NEED to spend a fortune? Joe Albano explores the mic choices that won't necessarily bankrupt you.

Aston Launch Custom Rycote Shock Mount (Hint: It's Purple)

The Aston Microphones Custom Rycote shock mount makes use of Rycote’s patented vibration-resistant Lyre mount and makes it easy to quickly mount all Aston microphones. And it's purple!

5 Live Recording Mistakes To Avoid

Live recording—especially multitrack live recording—can present its own particular set of challenges, over and above the ones we normally face in the studio. Here's 5 live recording mistakes to avoid.

Review: ClipMic Digital Lavalier Microphone for iOS

If you're looking for clip-on lavalier microphone, with a quality external signal converter, Apogee & Sennheiser's ClipMic digital brings pro mobile recording for iOS devices. Here's our video review.

Dynamic vs Condenser Microphones: Conventional Wisdom Examined

A common question for recording musicians and engineers is whether to use a dynamic or condenser microphone. In this article, Joe Albano explores conventional advice to see whether they hold true.

Aston Halo Reflection Filter, New Tech For Better Microphone Recording

A good reflection filter can solve a lot of issues when recording vocals in an untreated room like your bedroom. Aston have announced their new Aston Halo, a reflection filter with some great tech.

IK Multimedia T-RackS Mic Room Adds Character Of 20 Classic Pro Microphones To Your DAW

If you want 20 of the world's best studio microphones without buying/storing them all... IK Multimedia's T-RackS Mic Room is for you. It brings new mic-modelling features to your PC/Mac based DAW.

Video Review: Wireless Headset Microphones - Shure vs Countryman vs DPA

When choosing the right headset microphone, one of the most important aspects is capturing the voice well without noisy environments. This video review pits DPA, Countryman & Shure against each other.

Diego Stocco Shows How to Capture Dynamics & Resonance Using Finger Microphones for Sound Design

Watch sound designer Diego Stocco reveal his field & studio recording microphone technique for capturing dynamics and resonances more intimately than with a standard setup. Sound designers take note.

Review: sE5 Stereo Microphone Pair

Getting a good matched pair of microphones when recording audio in stereo is crucial. sE Electronics' sE5 provides a solid base from which to start and at a price that won't hurt your wallet.

Microphones, Part 3: A Guide to Ribbon Microphones

In part 3/3 of this popular series exploring the ins and outs of microphones, Matt Loel T Hepworth examines what makes ribbon microphones sound fantastic. [Includes video demo too].

Review: Meris 440 Mic Preamp

If you're looking for that classic American mic pre tone, the Meris 440 Microphone Preamp (for the 500 series) could be for you. Matt Vanacoro discovers it sounds better than the price suggests.

Album Production Notes: Recording and Mixing Tibetan Bowls

You might not think that recording and mixing the soothing sounds of Tibetan bowls will present much of challenge… Lynda Arnold explains how to take the stress out of it in this insightful article.

5 Tips for Capturing Great Field Recordings

Whether you're using an iPhone or a dedicated field recorder, these 5 timeless tips from Hollin Jones are designed to help you capture what you need, when you want.

5 Essential Vocal Recording Tips

The old adage GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) is arguably most important when recording vocals for your music productions. In this article Joe Albano shares 5 essential tips for recording good vocals.