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10 IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT ACOUSTICS

If you want to get the best out of your microphones, it is a good idea to have some knowledge of acoustics. Read the 10 most important facts here.

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APPLICATION GUIDE

EXPERT’S GUIDE TO MIKING DRUM A KIT

A drum kit is a focus piece in many musical performances. Unfortunately it can be difficult to mic optimally because of its size and complexity. Each individual element of the kit has its own unique sound to capture. If you want to get the most out of your drum kit you need to pick the right  type of mics!

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How to mic a snare drum
How to mic a bass drum
How to mic hi-hat and cymbals
How to mic tom-toms
How to mic a drum kit

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10 POINTS ON MICROPHONES FOR SECURITY

Eyes have blind angles – ears don’t. Sound can carry a lot of “hidden” information not necessarily found in images or video. Voice and language, vehicle characteristics, timing, direction, distance information, etc. 

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10 POINTS ON CLOSE MIKING FOR LIVE PERFORMANCES

Close-miking is the term we use when we place a microphone close to the sound source, for instance, a musical instrument. However, there is more to it than that.

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HOW TO MOUNT THE d:vote™ INSTRUMENT MICROPHONE ON VARIOUS INSTRUMENTS

A visual guide to mounting the d:vote™ Instrument Microphone on various instruments.

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ADAPTERS FOR WIRELESS FOR MICROPHONES WITH MICRODOT TERMINATION

Using an adapter for wireless, our microphones with MicroDot termination are compatible with the professional wireless systems listed here.

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10 POINTS ON MICROPHONES IN INSTALLED SYSTEMS

Permanently installed microphone systems apply to spaces where speech needs amplification. The perfect system should be natural sounding and provide high speech intelligibility. There are many contributing factors to great installed sound systems – including the microphone, room acoustics and background noise.

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HOW TO MIC A BASS DRUM

The bass (kick) drum is the largest sound source of the entire drum kit and also the one with the lowest frequencies. For this application, the d:screet™ 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone is a one of many great choices.

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HOW TO MIC HI-HAT & CYMBALS

Usually, a lot of bleed from the rest of the drum kit is also picked up at the hi-hat position so microphone choice and placement is crucial.

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HOW TO MIC TOM-TOMS

The tom-toms can be miked in the same way as the snare, but toms can have different roles in different music styles and some considerations and genre aesthetics are appropriate.

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HOW TO MIC A SNARE DRUM

To close mic a snare drum you need microphones that can reproduce extreme fast transients and high dynamics.

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STEREO & MULTICHANNEL TECHNIQUES

PRINCIPLES OF THE BAFFLED STEREO TECHNIQUE

Baffled stereo is a generic term for a lot of different stereo techniques using an acoustic baffle to enhance the channel separation of the stereo signals.

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TESTING MICS AGAINST WIND NOISE

This article presents how handheld microphones are tested against wind noise. It highlights the difference in performance between pressure and pressure gradient mics in windy situations.

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