There are hundreds of microphones to choose from, and making that choice can be a difficult decision – will that mic suit my voice? Will it suit the female artist I’m recording tomorrow? Will it give me the tone I’m after for this particular recording?
The likely answer to these questions is ‘I don’t know’ – until you try it in session. That’s one reason why most studios will have a selection of microphones, and choose the one that works best for the particular task at hand.
Ask any musician what their least favourite part about gigging is and it is highly likely that they will say loading the car at the end of the night. We’ve all been there, thrown everything possible at an audience for two hours, knowing full well that the most physically demanding part of the night is still to come. The 4 PA systems compared in this shootout all claim to be light and compact enough for even the most divaish of singers to easily load into a car at the end of the night, sound good enough to keep the audience, and venue management, happy and not take many gigs to pay for themselves. Continue Reading
When you ask a professional musician to name a brand of wireless microphone, chances are most of them will say Sennheiser. With this in mind, the announcement of their new line of affordable wireless microphones needs very little in the way of an introduction.
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The first all-new dynamic microphone from Shure for nearly 50 years — the KSM8 Dualdyne. Much speculation has emerged about the ‘dual’ in ‘Dualdyne,’ and what this term actually means. The KSM8 is unique in being a dual-diaphragm, moving-coil stage vocal mic — hence the title ‘World’s First Dual-Diaphragm Dynamic Handheld Microphone.’