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THE BASICS ABOUT DISTORTION IN MICS

We do not want any unintended distortion in our recording chain. Unfortunately, there is usually some form of distortion present although it is below the threshold of audibility.

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THE BASICS ABOUT DISTORTION IN MICS

We do not want any unintended distortion in our recording chain. Unfortunately, there is usually some form of distortion present although it is below the threshold of audibility. When setting up the recording chain, the individual links of the audio chain may each contribute to the summed distortion, which eventually may become audible.

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5 SIMPLE STEPS TO WASH YOUR DPA MINIATURE LAVALIER MICROPHONE

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APPLICATION GUIDE

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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10 STATEMENTS ON CONDENSER MICROPHONES VERSUS DYNAMIC MICS

What are the common misunderstandings regarding dynamic versus condenser mics and why condenser microphones are useful in many situations where dynamic microphones, per tradition, have been preferred?

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GETTING FROM A TO D - AND BACK-ON DIGITAL CONVERSION

GETTING FROM A TO D - AND BACK-ON DIGITAL CONVERSION

By introducing the d:viceTM Digital Audio Interface, DPA Microphones has moved into the field of analog to digital conversion. Basically, it is all about the transformation of an analog, continuous signal into discrete numbers. This article describes the general terms applicable to audio conversion

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DIGITAL AUDIO – YOUR GUIDE TO HANDLING AUDIO WITH YOUR IPHONE

How high-quality digital audio helps improve your efficiency in the field and allows you to focus on the most important part of your job - telling the story.

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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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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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HOW TO TEST THE PERFORMANCE OF A MICROPHONE

When performing a practical test of a microphone be sure to get manufacturers info about specifications and applications. Besides the reading, it is a good idea to compare against a known reference, for instance, a measurement microphone with a linear response, for example the d:dicate™ 4007A or d:dicate™ 4006A.
 

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STEREO & MULTICHANNEL TECHNIQUES

DEVELOPING THE d:mension™ 5100 MOBILE SURROUND MICROPHONE

d:mension™ 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone is a plug and play solution for 5.1 capture. It employs five miniature pressure transducers with interference tubes and acoustic baffles.

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ACOUSTICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

This article contains a comprehensive table that provides information about different musical instruments, their tonal range, sound levels and dynamic range.

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