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Gear

Choosing the Right Microphone

Choosing the correct microphone for the job is crucial for the right sound. You wouldn’t want to be on stage belting out your vocals into a kick drum mic, just as you wouldn’t want to use an $800.00 studio vocal mic for a kick drum. Here we will be discussing the three more popular and commercially available types of microphones: Condenser, dynamic, and ribbon style microphones. […]

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Kelly Shu Kick-drum Microphone shock-mount

Miking a bass drum seems simple enough, but as anyone who has tried can tell you, you either can or you can’t. In general Bass frequency can get lost and muddy in a mix. Take a lean out the window in my neighborhood and the next ’68 Impala to drive by will prove my point. The problem isn’t the drum, or the microphone, but the mic placement! […]

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Blue Encore 100 and 200 Mic Hands-On Review

Blue microphones have a stellar reputation in the recording studio thanks to their impressive ability to capture a wide array of sounds and their distinctive–and sometimes lovably quirky–looks. Over the last few years, Blue has also jumped into the consumer/computer market with products like the Snowball and Snowflake. The live stage was the last unconquered territory–until now. […]

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Korby Audio Technologies

Korby Solid-State “Stubby” Microphone – discontinued The “Stubby” microphone uses solid-state circuitry to achieve the distinctive fat, dark tone associated with the vintage Neumann U47 tube mic. The mic features a cardiod polar pattern, frequency […]