With over 7,000 parts the piano is quite possibly the most mechanically and sonically complex acoustic instrument. With seemingly endless ways to mic a piano for recording, the project might seem overwhelming. As part of our basic recording techniques video series, we review three techniques to capture the perfect piano sound.
The tonewheel organ cemented its place in history as one of the earliest electric instruments. The organ, along with the rotary speaker cabinet, has found its way into nearly every musical genre, from relaxed jazz to stereo thumping rock and roll.
A truly versatile instrument, the organ can adapt to any style and we have some tips to help you capture the organ’s unique tone and spirit.
Gaming just got a whole lot better.
With over 50 years behind us in the audio industry, we took a major leap into the gaming world last year. We introduced our first two gaming headsets, and while it was a new endeavor for us, we couldn’t have been more excited. We recognized the need for gaming headsets that appeal to the true audiophile. The response was overwhelming – we were blown away by being welcomed into the gaming world with open arms!
We quickly got to work on developing additional gaming headsets, which were unveiled at this year’s CES. Meet the ATH-PDG1 and ATH-PG1.
If you’re a fan of the legendary ATH-M50x headphones, then you’re going to love the newest addition to the M-series family: ATH-M50xDG Limited Edition Dark Green Professional Monitor Headphones.
Our coveted ATH-M50x headphones have been critically acclaimed and loved by some of the top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers. These professional monitor headphones now come in Dark Green, featuring the same signature sound and detachable cables.
The ATH-M50xDG headphones provide an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals. Use them for professional mixing, monitoring and mastering or to hear your favorite songs exactly as intended.
If you haven’t already, it’s time you met our new standout over-ear headphones: the ATH-MSR7.
The ATH-MSR7 SonicPro® over-ear high-resolution audio headphones are forged from Audio-Technica’s rich heritage in professional audio. These new headphones are also Audio-Technica’s first product to receive the Hi-Res Audio label (though for decades we have produced high-quality audiophile models), a signal to listeners that these headphones will let them hear music the way it was intended.
Calling all guitarists! Audio-Technica’s System 10 Stompbox puts professional wireless technology right at your feet! This high-fidelity digital wireless system (2.4 GHz range) offers advanced 24-bit operation, easy setup, and clear, natural sound quality; not to mention three levels of diversity assurance – frequency, time, and space.
Throughout his accomplished career, producer Michael Beinhorn has worked with some of the biggest names in rock and beyond, including Herbie Hancock, Marilyn Manson, Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Hole, just to name a few.
Meet the newest addition to the A-T wireless family, the System 10 PRO Rack-Mount digital wireless system. System 10 PRO provides wireless that’s so simple to use, so dependable, and so automatic, you never have to think about it. Whether you are singing on tour, playing in a praise band at church, meeting in the boardroom for work, or presenting to a large group, the System 10 PRO is perfect for you. Set it up anywhere, turn it on, and it’s good to go!
It’s that time of the year again when we make endless promises to ourselves to hit the gym hard and get fit for the New Year. And while our resolve might be enough to see us through those first few workouts in the days or weeks after the holidays, we at Audio-Technica know that maintaining fitness routines can quickly become a chore.
So what’s left to keep us motivated? Music! That’s why we were driven to create sports headphones that deliver both high-quality sound and a high-quality fit.
Our SonicSport® headphones are engineered to stay securely in place while delivering you the boost of musical energy you need to push yourself to the next level. With flexible design options to help you find your individual fit, IPX5 waterproof certification to let you wash the headphones after use, and several interchangeable sizes of both standard (sound isolating) and ridged (ambient noise) eartips, these are true athletic headphones, designed to keep you in the zone no matter where your workouts take you.
In Part 1, we told you how to install the headshell and counterweight, and how to balance the tone arm. Now it’s time to set the stylus tracking force. Setting the force properly will keep the stylus from skipping out of the record groove at especially dynamic musical passages (too little force) and prevent excessive wear to stylus and records (too much force).