Tag Archives: Microphone

5 Essential Microphones To Start Your Microphone Locker With

I’m frequently asked to recommend a microphone and I have to say that it’s a difficult request to fulfill. The reason is that so much revolves around your budget and musical tastes that it’s difficult to get too specific. Instead I’ve come up with some general categories that I feel are essential to a microphone … Continue reading 5 Essential Microphones To Start Your Microphone Locker With

AKG Lyra Review: Dual Stereo Microphone and USB Audio

The AKG Lyra is an effective all-in-one USB solution for basic recording duties. Its desktop form factor and onboard USB interface capabilities will appeal to those who don’t already own an audio interface and need a microphone that performs well in a wide range of situations. That makes it perfect for podcasters, streamers, vloggers, interviewers … Continue reading AKG Lyra Review: Dual Stereo Microphone and USB Audio

New Music Gear Monday: Austrian Audio OC818 Condenser Microphone

Austrian Audio is a new relatively new company out of Vienna, but in reality it’s one that you’ve known for a long time. A few years ago when parent company Harmon decided that it no longer needed the services of the people at AKG, it let the entire company go while keeping the name. Don’t … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Austrian Audio OC818 Condenser Microphone

Ep 3: Drew Bang’s post-fact microphone

 Joining Will and Chris on this episode is freelance studio engineer, Drew Bang. Drew has worked in major studios all over the world, lending his engineering skills for huge acts like U2, Royal Blood and Haim. But will this studio gluttony make whittling down his six-item Forever Studio an impossible task? Guests: Drew Bang … Continue reading Ep 3: Drew Bang’s post-fact microphone

New Music Gear Monday: Tonelux JC37 Microphone

One of the most revered vintage microphones that you hardly ever see cloned is the Sony C37a. It’s a tube mic that sounds distinctly different from those offered by Neumann and AKG at the time, especially in the midrange, but because of the unique construction of its mechanical assembly behind the capsule, not many current … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Tonelux JC37 Microphone

Myburgh is now ready to ship the Myburgh M1 high-end microphone

Myburgh Microphones, previously Burg Microphones, has announced the availability of its first product, the M1. First previewed at Musikmesse in 2018, the Myburgh M1 is designed by Andreas Grosser, an engineer known for modding and restoring classic Neumann U47 mics, and Eckehard Dux, also a renowned mic engineer. Andrew Myburgh, producer and pro audio engineer, … Continue reading Myburgh is now ready to ship the Myburgh M1 high-end microphone

Microphone Polar Patterns: How to Use Your Mics Better

Microphone polar patterns have a big impact on the sounds you record. But they can be pretty confusing. When I was making my first recordings I didn’t know anything about microphones—or how they work. But I had a big breakthrough when I started to understand microphone polar patterns and how they affect the characteristics of … Continue reading Microphone Polar Patterns: How to Use Your Mics Better

New Music Gear Monday: United Studio Technologies UT-47FET Microphone

There are tons of clones of all the favorite vintage Neumann microphones like the U-87, U-47 and U-67, but one that’s more or less overlooked is the venerable U-47FET. It doesn’t get the accolades of the others even though it’s been a go-to outside-the-kick drum, bass amp and vocal mic by top engineers for a … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: United Studio Technologies UT-47FET Microphone