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NAMM '12 - Audio-Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Mic

February 9, 2012
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Audio-Technica booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest guitar-specific mic -- the AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR.
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Telefunken Introduces M81 Microphone

January 15, 2012
The new M81 is a tool that is a bit less specialized, giving the microphone more universal application ability.
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Happy Accidents

June 14, 2011
If you accidentally capture a track from a mic that was set up in the middle of nowhere, who cares?
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The Secrets of Multi-Mic’ing

May 17, 2011
Mic’ing a speaker from the rear of an open-back cab can yield extra low-end booty. In this configuration, an AKG D 3500—a dynamic often used for kick drums—is positioned
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Going The Distance: Using Both Close and Room Mics

April 19, 2011
The ideal mic''ing situation in many cases is to gain the control and isolation of a close-mic’d tone along with the depth, richness, and roomy natural vibe of a sound source mic’d at a bit of a distance.
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Guitar Tracks: The Right Mic, Pt. 4

March 15, 2011
A modern take on classic ribbon-mic design, the Audio Engineering Associates R84 has a figure-8 polar pattern, which captures sound from both the front and rear of the capsule.
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Guitar Tracks: The Right Mic, Pt. 3

February 15, 2011
Before you can make any sort of decision about which mic you might want to use, you need to have a firm grasp of two things: the type of mics you have in your collection, and how each of them sounds.
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The Right Mic, Pt. 2

January 17, 2011
Let’s discuss a few other important microphone characteristics and how they affect the sound the mic captures.
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The Right Mic, Part 1

December 21, 2010
Choosing the right microphone for capturing your guitar sound in the studio is an important part of crafting your recorded tone.
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Eliminate Mic-Placement Guesswork with the "Shavering" Technique

November 16, 2010
Skip the guesswork with this mic placement trick
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