George Paul Blog Series: Recording Nature Part 1

This is the first installment in guest blogger George Paul’s “Recording Nature” series, which will chronicle his attempt to set a World Record for most birds recorded in one day. Today George discusses the techniques he’ll be using as he sets out on his expedition.

 Imagine you are traveling with four ornithologists to record the sounds heard during an expedition in South America. These will range from the mind- blowing noises of the Amazon Basin, to the crystalline birdsong of the cloud forests farther west, to the sounds of the high mountain regions. Imagine your primary goal is to make high-quality recordings of ecosystem sound. But you are also a one- man film team. You must pack light and move fast. What equipment would you bring?

George Paul with his recording setup

My beloved friends – the Sound Devices 722 and the AT835ST

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Our Top 8 Favorite #FanPhotoFriday Picks

Over the past few years we’ve been really blown away by the amazing photos and videos all of you A-T fans have shared with us. Whether you’re in the studio, at school, on a production shoot or at home, your images have been incredible.

We wanted to do something fun with your creations, so we carved out a space on our Instagram account where we share your photos each week. We dubbed it #FanPhotoFriday. After all, there’s no better way for us to start the weekend than by sharing how you have made A-T a part of your life.

Audio-Technica Fan Photo Friday

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Perfect Together: Free M50x Headphones With Select 40 Series Mic Purchases

Whether at home or in the studio your recording tools are vital for capturing professional-quality audio. Our current rebate will provide you with the tools you need for a truly professional studio mic and headphone setup.

Now through December 31, 2015, receive a free pair of ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones with the qualifying purchase of select 40 Series Studio Microphone.

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How to Take Great Sound Back to School

Fall is on the horizon and students are heading back to school, ready to study hard. But when it’s time to relax, listening to music is an integral part of student life.

This semester, get the best back-to-school gear for enjoying student life, whether in the dorm, at the gym or when you’re hitting the books. If you’re not going back to school, the fall air might still inspire you to freshen up your home, office or other workspace and end the year on a good note. Could it be time to finally get that new turntable you’ve been eyeing all summer?

Check out our gear guide below to get started:

For the Bookworm

In the dorm or in the library, every student needs some peace and quiet soQuietPoint® ATH-ANC70 metimes, and the QuietPoint® ATH-ANC70 provides up to 90% noise cancellation.

Whether you’re drowning out your roommate’s gaming marathons or studying hard for a final exam, you’ll be able to answer calls and control your music with ease thanks to the included mic and controller. The headphones’ comfort-fit design ensures hours of listening pleasure.

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Advice from the Pros: Ask Me Anything Series

Over the past two years, we’ve had the privilege of hosting some of the most influential and knowledgeable people in the audio industry at our various trade shows and events through our “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) question and answer program.

At AES 2013, in New York City, we introduced our first AMA, where attendees at the event and participants online could ask our guests anything from questions about their favorite mics to how they got started in the business to even where they find the best pizza in NYC.

Best of AMA Series

We’ve had a blast hosting our AMA sessions and wanted to compile a few of our favorite bits of knowledge from some of our most memorable guests.

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