May 14, 2004 12:00 PM


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

March 2008—Field recordists will love Sony's ( ECM-957PRO ($449.95) battery-powered stereo mic. It features M/S recording via two elements, one of which can be rotated to make the mic either front- or side-address and change the directivity from 90 to 120 degrees. The built-in M/S decoder and single AA battery operation ensures that this will be a popular item for recording on the go. Other features include a 50-18k Hz frequency response, max 115dB SPL handling, dynamic range exceeding 90 dB and an integrated 5-pin stereo XLR output connector.

June 2007—Sony ( unveiled the feather-light ECM-680S, which can function as a shotgun, stereo or mono mic. If one side of the stereo feed goes out, the mic adjusts and sends the output as dual mono for worry-free field recording.

SONY F780/9X
July 2005—The F780/9X ($400) from Sony Pro Audio is an enhanced version of its top-of-the-line F780 dynamic vocal microphone. Intended for critical vocal reproduction, the F780/9X features a hypercardioid capsule with a rigid structure, high sensitivity and low mechanical noise. A urethane coating on the F780/9X's body yields extremely low handling noise. Frequency response is 50 to 18k Hz and impedance is 400 ohms.

January 2004—The Sony C-38B mic is now available in the U.S. When it was first introduced in 1965, the original C-38 was the world's first Field Effects Transistor (FET) microphone. The mic was then updated in 1969 to the model C-38A with a change in the windscreen design, and again in 1971 to the C-38B by adding phantom power (9-volt battery or external DC 24V to 48V). The C-38B features 30-18k Hz frequency response, selectable pattern (cardioid or omni) and a dynamic range of 116 dB. Price: $2,200.

November 2003—The 1965 Sony C-38 was the world's first FET mic, which after a few minor changes sold more than 65,000 units worldwide. Now, the famed dual-pattern (cardioid/omni) condenser C-38B is back at AES NYC as a faithful $2,200 reissue.

October 2002—Sony Electronics introduces a comprehensive range of new mic products. Sony's new ECM-88 lavalier electret condenser microphone integrates unique technology in its miniature microphone capsule by incorporating a dual-diaphragm structure. The ECM-88 offers extremely low handling noise and unparalleled high sound quality.

SONY F-780/9X
June 2001—Sony's F-780/9X ($375) handheld dynamic mic is an improved version of the company's F-780, its previous top-of-the-line dynamic vocal mic. An improved capsule design, tightened unidirectional polar pattern and a new urethane coating for lower handling noise further enhance this mic's performance.

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