Recording electric guitar - Hardware - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 74
In this new installment I will suggest some mics and DIs to record electric guitar. By no means is this list meant to be an exhaustive one. As usual, I will stick to the standard solutions which have proved their worth through the years, so the least experienced among you know how you can go safe.
Talking mics - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 61
A series like this wouldn't be complete if it didn't have an article dedicated exclusively to the recording tool by excellence: the microphone. For a change, I'll start today with some theory and then go on to close with a practical example.
The top large-diaphragm USB mics - The best large-diaphragm USB microphones
Why buy a USB audio interface when you could simply get a mic to record yourself? That's what USB mics are for: you take them out of their box, plug them in and rock 'n' roll! We polled our French readers to have them tell us which are their favorite USB mics, and we thought we'd pass the results on to you. Here they are...
Review of the Lauten Audio LA-320 tube-condenser microp… - A Versatile and Affordable Tube Mic
The LA-320 is the first mic in Lauten Audio’s new "Series Black" line. Lauten, whose product line also features many high-end mics, have put out a large-diaphragm tube condenser with a price point ($499) aimed at the home and project studio market. Not only that, they’ve hit it out of the park.
A review of the Blue Microphones Hummingbird - A Bird in the Stand
A mic with a swiveling capsule is not a new concept, but it isn’t something you typically find in a mic as affordable as the Blue Hummingbird. The swiveling feature is no gimmick — it makes a big difference in mic positioning, both in terms of physically being able to place the mic where you want it, and in the ability to find the best placement f…
Classic Gear Spotlight: The Versatile and Durable Shure… - The Legendary SM57
The Shure SM57 arrived on the scene in 1965 and quickly became a fixture in the pro audio world. The versatile, solidly built, yet inexpensive dynamic mic is great for guitar cabinets, snare drums, horns and lots more, both onstage and in the studio. Besides its considerable studio and stage usage, it's been the presidential podium mic for decades.
Q&A: Telefunken Engineer Ryan Loftus - A peek inside a legendary mic manufacturer
Audiofanzine met up with Ryan Loftus ─ engineer at Telefunken Eletroakustik ─ to talk about the high-end microphones the company manufactures.
Review of Mojave Audio MA-300 - It Takes Tubes to Tango
Mojave Audio, the company started by renowned microphone designer David Royer (also of Royer Labs), has built a reputation for making high-quality, reasonably priced mics. Here, we review the MA-300, a multi-pattern tube condenser.
Audio-Technica AT5040 Review - AT a Premium
Since its introduction, Audio-Technica's new high-end mic has provided plenty to talk about.
Improve Your Microphone IQ - Understanding the Differences Between Mic Types Will Improve Your Mix
If you're not sure of the difference between condenser mics, ribbon mics, and dynamic mics, or what a polar pattern is, here’s a quick overview that will get you up and running when it comes to microphones.