Dynamic Microphones For Live Sound

23 07 2008

Easy Music Center had a Shure microphone clinic.  They demoed a bunch of microphones including the venerable SM58 up to the $600 HSM9.  I’d like to share my opinions.

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Mail-Order Tips For HI Residents

16 07 2008

If you live in Hawaii, you want free or nearly-free shipping for mail-order items.  Right?  Of course!  Well, there’s a few tricks that I found out and I’d like to pass them on to you.

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Positive EQ

7 07 2008

A GOOD photographer makes a person look as GOOD as they really are.
A GREAT photographer makes a person look BETTER than they really are.

As it turns out .. it’s the same thing in sound reinforcement.

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Ultimate Speakers 8

30 04 2008

In the last of my series about speakers, I’d like to talk about miscellaneous topics regarding speaker interconnects.

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Ultimate Speakers 5

25 04 2008

In this article, I want to discuss speakers used in the recording studio, a.k.a powered studio monitors.

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Ultimate Speakers 4

24 04 2008

My continuing series about speakers is going to focus in on specific recommendations about speakers.

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Ultimate Speakers 3

23 04 2008

Design Considerations.  Technology also affects speaker designs.  I’d like to discuss various speaker driver technologies and their relation to good sound.

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Ultimate Speakers 2

22 04 2008

When you read audiophile magazines and see how reviewers describe good audio speakers, what terms do they use?  You’ll hear them use subjective terms like transparency, clarity, imaging, dynamic, speed, etc. .  What are they really talking about?

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Ultimate Speakers – Intro

21 04 2008

In any audio system, speakers will always have the most difficult task.  This is because speakers have the difficult job of converting electrical energy into mechanical sound energy.  What are the “ultimate” speakers?  Well, that’s a difficult question.

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Protecting Your Gear

15 12 2006

If you ever have valuable things to carry or ship — either by air or ground, you should look into investing in the right case to protect your gear.

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