Table of Contents. Shure, Sennheiser, Yamaha and Harman products seized in China factory raid – Audio Media International. DPA releases its tiniest-ever mic capsule - Audio Media International. The new d:screet CORE 6060 and 6061 subminiature microphones and the d:fine CORE 6066 subminiature headset microphone are just three millimetres in diameter – two millimetres smaller than DPA’s existing 4000 series of miniature microphone products.
While they may be small, they pack a powerful punch in terms of performance as all three incorporate the company’s recently launched CORE by DPA microphone technology that reduces distortion and increases dynamic range. Commenting on the new products, Kalle Hvidt Nielsen, DPA’s CEO, said: “Giving the market the most advanced technology and the best sound possible has always been DPA’s philosophy and compared to our existing 4000 series miniature microphones, the 6000 series represents a significant step forward. “Developing these products has been a massive undertaking and the amount we have learned has really strengthened our already exceptional R&D capabilities.
We are proud to serve the market with such great tools.” Award-winning microphone engineering from Michael Joly. Risk-Free, classic sound from your mic at 1/8th the cost of a U 87 Re-voiced, very low noise (5 dBa) FET / transformerless circuit New, upgraded single-layer headbasket increases openness and reduces coloration Improved low diffraction capsule base diffusor improves transient response accuracy MJE-K47 capsule provides mid-focused "Neumann-esque" sound with sibilance-free top end Gold & Platinum-charting vocalist Oren Waters testing OktavaMod NT1a U87 alternative.
Single take, both mics up, recorded by Grammy-winning engineer Bill Pearson at an iconic Hollywood studio. NOTE: You may have to "right click" / "save as" then open in a DAW to play. Vocal mic test 1 "Amazing Grace" - U87 or Michael Joly Engineering Mod'd Rode NT1a? Review: AKG D112 MKII. An admirer of the Mk1, how does Andy Coules feel about this updated version of what was once his go-to kick drum mic?
Let’s find out… An admirer of the Mk1, how does Andy Coules feel about this updated version of what was once his go-to kick drum mic? Let’s find out… Back when I first started sound engineering there was only really one choice for your kick drum microphone – the original D112 from AKG. Its familiar ovoid shape was a common sight in recording studios and on the live stage. The Neumann U 47 fet Studio Microphone - Gallery. Audio-Technica AE2500. Audio-Technica AE2500 Combination Microphone Designed specifically for the kick drum, the AE2500 dual-element instrument microphone features cardioid condenser (electret) and dynamic capsules combined in one housing.
The dynamic element captures the attack of the beater; the condenser element captures the tonalities of the shell. According to A-T, the condenser diaphragm is tensioned and aged for long-term consistency and stability. The capsule diameter is approximately 16mm. The moving-coil dynamic capsule is larger, measuring approximately 28mm in diameter according to SoundOnSound. The two elements are positioned in a perfect phase relationship, which would be difficult or impossible with two separate microphones.
The condenser element features an integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad. Ships with an isolation clamp and a 16.5' (5m) breakout cable that allows users to route the condenser and dynamic elements separately. The Ribbon Guy. Shure celebrates 50th anniversary of legendary SM58 - PSNEurope. Shure is introducing an anniversary model of its most popular microphone, the SM58, to celebrate its 50th year.
Federal Snoops Activate Smartphone Microphones and Laptop Cameras. By Joe Wolverton The federal government is remotely activating the microphones and cameras in Android smartphones and Windows laptops, according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal.
Citing a “former US official,” the Journal says court documents reveal that that the FBI is using a variety of “hacking” tools to ramp up the scope of the surveillance of millions of Americans, keeping many unwittingly under the watchful eye of Washington. When contacted by The New American, a media spokesperson for Google had no comment. One of the Journal’s anonymous sources described a part of the FBI called the “Remote Operations Unit.” Agents in this specialized unit prefer, if possible, to install the remote control software by uploading to the target’s computer using a USB flash drive.
Cold Gold Contact Microphones - Online Store. DPA microphones fire up dialogue on Taken 3. Sound crew concealed mics in clothing to capture 'fantastic audio that came across loud and clear in the mix'.
When the sound crew has to contend with action-packed car chases and shoot outs, recording comprehensible audio becomes a complex challenge. This was the situation French sound engineer Stéphane Bucher found himself in when he started working on Taken 3, the third and final instalment of the Taken film trilogy starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker and Maggie Grace. "I knew we had a lot of dialogue taking place in difficult conditions where using a boom mic just wasn't going to work, so there was only one thing for it," said Bucher. "I reached for my stock of DPA d:screet 4060 miniature microphones and asked the wardrobe team to help me figure out where we could hide them. " Bucher is no stranger to the versatility and exceptional sound quality afforded by these tiny DPA mics as he used them to great effect last year on the Luc Besson film Lucy, which starred Scarlett Johansson.
Stephen Bartlett on the pros and cons of vintage microphones. Producer and engineer steps into the classic vs modern debate and explains what to look out for when making a mic purchase.
Producer and engineer Stephen Bartlett steps into the vintage versus modern debate and looks at how the choice of microphone can affect a recording session. As an industry we stand on the cusp of some incredible technology changes. For the past 20 years it feels that more recreation or emulation products have been released than truly new and unique products. It is rare that a new classic is born, however mics like the Royer R-121, Mohave MA-200, and Josephson e22S are increasingly common in studios around the world and are becoming invaluable. Recently manufacturers are turning to new technology, including digital conversion within the mic, or microphone modelling such as the Slate Virtual Microphone System, that could provide engineers with a freedom that we haven’t seen before (when will these geniuses start to work on decent mic stands?).
Timeline: Classic Ribbon Mics, Part 1. NAB 2016: Spatial Automated Live Sports Audio on show. Developed by DTS, Fairlight and the University of Salford, new SALSA solution "automatically translates pitch mics into 3D audio objects.
" Fairlight has collaborated with DTS and the University of Salford to introduce a new approach for assisting sound engineers with live sports productions. Spatial Automated Live Sports Audio (SALSA) is a real-time automated mixing process that identifies the location of specific sound events from a grid of pitch microphones. David Bowles: So many mics, so little time.
Audio engineer David Bowles breaks down the myriad microphone options available today, and asks whether there’s a need for quite so much variety.
There are so many microphone types to choose from these days, it can be difficult to keep up. Audio engineer David Bowles breaks down some of the latest options, and asks whether there’s a need for quite so much variety... First, the good news.