Posts with tag microphone-tips

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"AudioPedia 106: Microphones" Is Everything Producers Need To Know About Mics

Everything you need to know about microphones can be found in this AudioPedia course covering types, techniques, tips and tricks.

Sound Design Tricks: Using Finger Mics

A technique pioneered for field recording can give unique and fascinating results when transplanted to a studio setting. This short video from Diego Stocco shows you the secrets of sound design.

Review: Earthworks QTC 50 Omnidirectional Microphone

Earthworks' QTC50 omnidirectional mic delivers a detailed and open sound, perfect for capturing sounds with no coloration. Rich Tozzoli uses his every single day...

Review: Heritage Audio HA73 & 73 EQ Elite Mic Preamps

A high quality preamp can make a world of difference to your recordings. But would the Heritage Audio HA73 & 73 EQ Elite deliver? Matt Vanacoro found out...

Review: Aston Spirit Microphone

Aston has made a name for itself with its innovative and affordable range of mics. But will the Spirit move Joe Albano? Read on to find out...

Assembling a Small Microphone Closet on a Budget

When choosing a microphone or mic collection for your studio, how do you know which route to take? Joe Albano shares his experience and offers up some wise words...

Recording and Production: Close-Miking Techniques

Close miking is a core skill for recording all kinds of sources from guitar and drums through to keyboards and vocals. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of this technique.

Mixing Snare Drums By Blending Multiple Microphones

Before you reach for your EQ and compression plugins to shape the sound of your snare drum consider adjusting the character by using multiple microphones and mixing those. It's a powerful way.

7 of the Top Studio Condenser Microphones When Budget Isn't an Issue

Planning a recording session? Here's 7 of the most popular studio condenser microphones that most producers and engineers covet and yearn for. Do you agree?

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.

Don’t Do This To Your Studio Microphone, Unless It’s An Aston Microphone

Head of Aston Microphones, James Young, shows just how “indestructible” the build quality of the Aston microphones is… by whacking it with a metal bar… on video!

How To Build A Condenser Microphone For Less Than $8

If we told you that you could build your own omnidirectional condenser microphone for less than $8 in under 3 minutes you might not believe me. But you can! And Joshua Casper shows you how.

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!

DPA Microphones d:dicate Microphone Series Goes Wireless

DPA incorporates new gooseneck accessory and MicroDot Preamplifier to create wireless solution ideal for live music applications.

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.