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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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Get The Most Out Of Your Condenser Microphone

KM54 condenser microphone on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

A condenser microphone can sometimes require some extra attention that other types of mics don’t need. Here are a number of tips from the 4th edition of my Recording Engineer’s Handbook that can not only prolong the life of your mic, but also keep its performance as high as the day it left the factory. […]

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5 Condenser Microphone Fallacies That Will Make You Think Differently About Them

KM54 condenser microphone on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Condenser microphones are fraught with fallacies that often lead to misuse and poor results thanks to unreasonable expectations. This excerpt from the 4th edition of my Recording Engineer’s Handbook looks at 5┬ápopular misconceptions about condenser microphones, along with why the real reason might not be what you think. 1. A large-diaphragm condenser has more low […]

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4 Good Reasons For Hanging Your Microphone Upside Down

Hanging Microphone

Everyone has seen the photos of the vintage large-diaphragm tube microphone hanging upside down in front of the vocalist like on this famous photo on the left, and while it looks very cool, there really was a method to the madness for placing it like this. It’s not something that’s regularly taught in schools or […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Mojave Audio MA-1000 Microphone

Mojave Audio MA-1000

There are lots of great microphones available today that either try to directly copy one of the vintage classic mics, or use it as a starting point for an updated version. So why does the world need another one? Well, when it comes from the mind of the super inventive David Royer, its something that […]

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