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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: SSL SiX Desktop Mixer

SSL SiX mixer photo on Bobby Owsinski's Blog

When Greg Mackie started the desktop mixer trend in 1991 with his ground-breaking CR-1604, it became quickly apparent that there was a real need for a high-quality, yet inexpensive small mixer. Unfortunately, the 1604 might have been the high-water mark for fidelity in the category way back then, as subsequent products have grown smaller, cheaper […]

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New Music Gear Monday: AcoustiTools Live Sound AR Analysis App

AcoustiTools AR iOS app graphic on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Live sound engineers have struggled with the variance in venues ever since the beginning of the discipline. Whether a sports arena, a roadhouse stage, or a house of worship, every space presents its own unique challenges when it comes to sound engineering and speaker placement.¬†And while there are some great analysis tools available, none have […]

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