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Working from home tonight

Posted in APKaudio, Cable, Computer Interface, Filters, Microphones


I’ve been building cables for over 15 years now and I’ve finally created a small calculator to estimate the costs of making an XLR cable. In the process, I am now offering cable construction services to help pay for going

Posted in APKaudio,, Cable, Microphones

Wednesday night TV

Check out Jörg Wuttke, Understanding Microphones Jörg Wuttke was born in Berlin in 1942. He studied electronics and telecommunications at Karlsruhe University, specializing in acoustics, and was teaching assistant to professor Günther Kurtze, the inventor of the shotgun microphone. He

Posted in Awesome, Design, Explanations, Microphones, reference, Resources, Science, Studio, Surround, Truth

Acoustic Camera

A very interesting item.

Posted in Awesome, Computer Interface, Data, Design, Explanations, Mechanical, Microphones, Monitoring, Portable, Science

Going to re-manufacture some WBS daughter boards

As a part of my school program, I’ve decided to take a shot at re-designing 2 WBS components. First the 4-110 mic pre-amp for the M460 – M461. In the 90s WBS redesigned the card using 5534 but I’m looking

Posted in Amplifier, APKaudio, Design, Filters, History, Mechanical, Microphones, Mixing, Projects, Repair, Revolution Recording, Truth, Upgrade, WBS,

Jeff Wolpert dolling out the wisdom

Jeff and Sydney did some fantastic work while I was at Revolution Recording. They’ve setup a killer room downtown and have Wizard Services to offer. Here is a great lesson from a very learned man.

Posted in Explanations, Mechanical, Microphones, Mixing, Monitoring, Tools, Tricks, Truth, Upgrade

Sound guy xmas idea #24 – BLUE TOOTH GLOVES

I find this to be hilarious.  

Posted in Microphones, Monitoring

Schoeps at AES

This looks and probably sounds amazing! from: Studio Vocal Microphone V4 U Studio Vocal Microphone New small-diaphragm capsule architecture, with bevelled collar for controlling the polar response. Warm, clear sonic character with smoothly rolled-off diffuse-field response. Capsule head with

Posted in Microphones, New Gear, Tools

AKG D-99 C Harry Kunstkopf – Dummy Head – binaural microphone (1974)

Posted in Microphones, Recording

Mixing Surround Sound in headphones…

there is a demo below… check it out in cans The Spatial Sound Card App is a software based, virtual sound card. It provides speakers for stereo and surround monitoring for the computer with standard headphones. Professional monitoring of audio

Posted in Headphones, Microphones, Surround

Telefunken / Neumann U47

Posted in Microphones

Making a Yamaha SKRM-100 subkick

A few years ago I made another Sub-Kick. I used all Yamaha Parts… so I guess it’s a Yamaha Sub Kick Drilling the XLR into the side: Pulling the driver from its box: I built some Brackets and drilled the

Posted in Macgyvered, Microphones, New Gear, Projects, Tools, Upgrade

Audio Technicha Microphone Wardrobe

This was brought into me to sell Never seen anything like it

Posted in Microphones, WTF?

RCA 77DX quick fix

In a pinch today I learned that thumb nuts from a Shure SM7B can replace the missing nut of an RCA 77DX. I’m looking into a replacement for the missing 77 nut this week… not going to pay the 110$

Posted in Macgyvered, Microphones, Repair

Bil Whitlock Mic Splitter white paper

a good read:

Posted in Console, Location, Microphones, Mixing, Monitoring, Portable, Truth

Lav Mic Positioning

I was looking through the Sennheiser MKE-2 mics and found these great charts

Posted in Explanations, Location, Microphones, Portable, Recording


Such a smart design

Posted in Explanations, Mechanical, Microphones

Down the drain!

I’ve warned many guest to watch the pack when they go to the washroom. And, they giggle. Today a colleague showed me this. It must have been REALLY in there for the wire to snap… and once it snapped it

Posted in Microphones, wireless, WTF?

2006 – Microphone Case

Les Fabian and I designed this case for a store front and his brother Don built it for us, I wonder what happened to it when Larry and Moe bought it…

Posted in Casses, Microphones, Music Store

BBC studios 1932 – via

I love the 30s

Posted in Console, History, Microphones, Mixing
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