Category Archives for "Microphones"

New Music Gear Monday: Telefunken TF11 FET Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Telefunken TF11 FET microphone image

There are certain microphones that stand iconic in the pantheon of great gear. Some are so good that even competitors try to emulate them. One of those is the AKG C12, which has been a favorite of engineers everywhere for decades. Telefunken makes some wonderful microphones itself, with a long history of excellent originals and […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Lauten Audio LS-308 Noise Rejection Condenser Microphone

Lauten Audio LS-308 image on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

A question that I’ve been getting over and over through the years from engineers who are just starting out is, “How can I get more isolation between my tracks?” Now that’s normally not much of a problem for older engineers who’ve learned to make leakage work for them, but today’s modern recording requires another order […]

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New Music Gear Monday: AEA KU5A Directional Ribbon Microphone

AEA KU5A on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Most engineers love ribbon microphones for their natural sound and the ability to take EQ. Many wouldn’t use anything else in many recording situations like miking brass, percussion or electric guitar amps. Since modern ribbon mics are no longer as fragile as they once were, they’ve found their way into even more applications than ever, […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Slate Digital VMS ML-2 Modeling Microphone

Slate VMS ML-2 on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Modeling technology has become pervasive in the audio world and has reached the point where it sounds so good that hardly anyone even blinks an eye anymore at a product that contains it. One of the last bastions for modeling has been microphones though, since that always seemed like hallowed ground by the pros. Those […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Your Heaven Audio CloseUp Miking System

CloseUp System on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Acoustic stringed instrument players have always suffered from amplification problems in a live environment. Place a microphone on the instrument and you’ll get at least some change in tonal quality and usually a lot of leakage, regardless of the quality of the microphone that you use. Resort to a pickup and the instrument no longer […]

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New Music Gear Monday: ZYLIA ZM-1 Multitrack Microphone

ZYLIA ZM-1 and Studio software

As anyone who’s ever played in a band before knows, there are times when you play a song and its just magic. Everyone plays their parts with precision, and the feel is undeniable. The problem for many bands (even some of the great ones) is that they can never seem to capture that same feel […]

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