Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Basic Recording Techniques: Capturing the Spirit of the Organ

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.

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Audio Solutions Question of the Week: How Do I Prevent Microphone Feedback?

Question: How do I prevent microphone feedback?

Answer: Feedback, also known as the Larsen effect, occurs when the amplified sound from any loudspeaker reenters the sound system through an open microphone and is amplified again and again, causing a loop. We often tell customers that feedback is not the fault of the microphone because any microphone will feed back given the right conditions (or maybe in this context, wrong conditions). However, there are some steps that you can take to avoid or lessen the likelihood of feedback. Try some of these:

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Audio Solutions Question of the Week: I’m Hearing a Delay With My USB Audio Device, Is This Normal?

Question: I’m hearing a delay with my USB Audio Device, is this normal?

Answer: When using a digital audio device, such as a USB microphone, you might experience a delay from the time you speak into the microphone to the time you hear the audio come out of the computer speakers or headphones. When you speak into a USB microphone, the analog signal picked up by the microphone element needs to be converted into a digital signal that your computer can read. Once your computer reads that signal, it needs to be converted back to analog in order to be heard through speakers or headphones.

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Audio Solutions Question of the Week: Why Am I Hearing Audio in Only One Channel from my A-T Turntable?

This is the first post in our new “Question of the Week” series. Each Wednesday our Audio Solutions team will address a question they frequently receive and provide detailed steps to help you get the most out of your Audio-Technica gear. This week they discuss a problem that can result from improper turntable setup.

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Setting Up the AT-LP120-USB Turntable – Part 2

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).

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Setting Up the AT-LP120-USB Turntable – Part 1

The AT-LP120-USB Turntable is a professional direct-drive turntable with both analog and USB connection capability, so you can use it with all standard audio equipment or plug it directly into your computer. But make no mistake, this isn’t just a tool to transfer records to MP3s – it’s loaded with all the tools you’d expect from a professional turntable, including adjustable tone arm and pitch control, ½-inch Dual Magnet™ cartridge, three speeds (33/45/78), DJ functionality and more.

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Meet the Newest Addition to Our Family: #ATMicMan

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 9.24.49 AMLooking for a friend for your next concert? Even if you have a big crowd, there’s probably room for #ATMicMan. He tends to get in for free, too.

In all seriousness, Audio-Technica wants to see where you’re going this summer (and what you’re hearing when you get there). It’s a simple process: just print out a copy of #ATMicMan, take him with you and snap a photo of him at your destination.
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