The first electronic microphone was invented and patented during the second half of the 19th century. There were a few different, not the most practical solutions invented, before the loose contact carbon microphone was built by Emelie Berliner and David Edward Hughes. My idea is to re-create a working microphone in a kit form, using … Continue reading Make a record like it would be the 1800s – 1st prototype
The legendary SM57 microphone from Shure is turning 55 years old, which is a grand age for a piece of tech item still in production. It is allegedly the most used microphone of all time and if you ever held a microphone in your hands you have a good chance that it was (or some … Continue reading Shure SM57 & its clones turn 55 and the OP makes a discovery
I am a DAW beginner, probably even a noob. However, I feel, I can pick software products up fairly quickly, a DAW is just another one, albeit a very complex one. I have spent a couple of longer sessions over the weekend with Pro-Tools recently in order to get through some college assignments and learning … Continue reading Pro-Tools & Windows audio troubleshooting, aka how (not) to have a nightmare
I had to make some notes for an upcoming assessment at college and I thought this is a good idea to make a useful post out of it. This information can be collided separately from other places (see references), but this short compendium might be useful for the unanointed or for anyone else whom might … Continue reading Analogue to Digital Conversion Process – jargon buster
This is a list of commonly used microphones in a studio environment and their brief description. I am studying audio and this might be useful for some with similar interest. If you know your beans and spot an error, please leave comment SE 2200 II SE-2A AKG C1000 AKG C451 BAKG C414 XLS Cascade Fat … Continue reading A selection of microphones Vol I.