Sennheiser Electronics Corp.—40 Years of Innovation

May 18, 2004

SEC—the U.S. wing of Sennheiser—began in 1963 by Thomas Schillinger as a small independent distributor, selling MKH shotgun mics and the (still classic)...

Vintage Microphones, Part 2: Neumann M49, M50, U67 and U87

May 18, 2004, Stephen Paul

Note: This article is a segment of a multi-part series detailing the history and technology behind some of the industry's most beloved and treasured vintage...

Ableton Offers New Web Bundles

May 18, 2004, Editors

The Ableton webshop now offers Live 3 bundled with seven other products....

The Care and Feeding of Classic Gear, October 1999—Keeping Your Mics and Connections Up to Spec

May 18, 2004

Sound recording is unusual among the technical arts in that today's artists and technicians often combine current, state-of-the-art technology with equipment and techniques that are positively anachronistic. Does any modern filmmaker use a hand-cranked camera? Would any graphic artist willingly choose wax and an Exacto knife over a desktop publishing program? Probably not. Yet, recording engineers frequently use microphones, reverbs or tape machines from a previous, pre-digital generation....

Korean Methodist Church Installs Sound Physics System

May 18, 2004, Editors

dB Audio and Video, along with Marietta, Ga.-based architect CDH Partners, joined forces to design a multi-purpose building and sound system for Korean United Methodist Church in Duluth, Ga....

A Dangerous Science Fair Project—Bringing NASA Technology to Home-Brew Microphone Capsules

May 18, 2004, Eddie Ciletti

Condenser microphones are the topic this month and I have a great story about them with a funny ending. But first, mes amis, I must tease you with the usual geek diversions, so hang in, okay? I attempted to repair a condenser mic capsule using a generic material that is most likely available at your local science museum and, certainly, on the Net....

Microphone Technology 101—Basic Terminology and Techniques for Stage and Studio

May 18, 2004, By George Petersen

Microphones are a key factor in achieving high quality recordings and sound reproduction. Having access to top-notch equipment helps, but more importantly, some knowledge about mic basics and a few simple tips and tricks can make a substantial difference on your next project....

The Decca Tree, September 2003—It’s Not Just for Stereo Anymore

May 18, 2004

Ever since the 1930s, when early experiments in stereo transmission techniques were conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, two basic but radically different approaches to stereophonic recording—coincident microphones vs. spaced microphones—have coexisted. Each has its own camp of followers who champion its particular attributes and often denigrate those of the other....

MBHO Jecklin Disc, January 2002

May 18, 2004, By George Petersen

For 40 years, MBHO has offered a variety of quality, affordable mics for studio, measurement and stage applications. One of the company's more interesting...

SD Systems STM 99, March 2001

May 18, 2004, By George Petersen

Over the years, the Netherlands-based SD Systems has developed a number of microphones designed for the needs of reproducing specific jazz and orchestral...

Schoeps CMXY 4V, December 2001

May 18, 2004, By George Petersen

For more than 50 years, Schoeps has delivered high-quality, versatile tools for recording and broadcast professionals. A compact (4-inch long) and versatile...

Sennheiser MKH 800, October 2002

May 18, 2004, By George Petersen

Nearly a decade ago, Sennheiser introduced the MKH 80—a condenser mic combining the successful RF technology of earlier models in the MKH line with a...

Recording Vocals, February 1997

May 17, 2004

Thoughts From Both Sides of the Microphone Recording vocals is tricky business. In addition to having the requisite recording chops, engineers must walk...

Sound on Sound, Thwak! Announce Alliance

May 17, 2004, Editors

Sound on Sound Recording has announced a strategic alliance with recording artist/electronic drummer Tony Verderosa’s Thwak! Music to offer original music...

Recording Piano, November 1997

May 17, 2004

How Do You Capture the Full Range of the Musical World’s Most Versatile and Dynamic Acoustic Instrument? Four Top Pros Share Their Secrets One of the...

Recording Jazz Combos, June 1997

May 17, 2004

Five Tales By Three Writers THE JAZZ PASSENGERS AND DEBORAH HARRY GET “INDIVIDUALLY TWISTED”Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. I...

Les Paul Celebrates Birthday at Iridium Jazz Club

May 17, 2004, Editors

On Monday, June 7, 2004, at 8 p.m., guitar legend Les Paul will celebrate his 89th birthday at his longtime New York City home, The Iridium Jazz Club,...

The Big Bang, August 2002

May 17, 2004

Drum-recording techniques have undergone dramatic changes over the years, in part because of the options afforded by virtually unlimited track counts...

Recording Piano, November 2003

May 17, 2004

Five Engineers Weigh In on Capturing the 88s...

Music Books Plus Launches New Site

May 17, 2004, Editors

Music Books Plus’ redesigned online store, www.musicbooksplus.com, contains thousands of music, audio and lighting books, CD-ROMs, DVDs, videos, software...

Recording Vocals, November 2002

May 17, 2004

Tips and Techniques From Four Top Engineers For our annual look at vocal-recording techniques, we chose four stylistically different recent CDs and talked...

Recording Drums, December 1998

May 17, 2004

Tips From Four Top Pros Ask anyone in music which instrumentalist gets the brunt of the jokes, and most would say, “the drummer, of course.” Most drummers...

RealNetworks Real 100 Export Plug-In

May 17, 2004, Editors

RealNetworks unveiled a beta version of its new Real™ 10 Export Plug-In for Mac OS X, which is available for free download at www.realnetworks.com/info/real10export/....

Vocal Recording Masters, April 1999

May 17, 2004

In Their Own Words In the whole realm of recording, there's no place where art and technology are more hopelessly intertwined than in tracking vocals....

Recording Vocals, March 1998

May 17, 2004

If you recall the classic popular vocal recordings that have endured over the decades, the primary element that has helped get the magic across was not...

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