Audio Solutions Question of the Week: Do you have any tips for festival miking? (Part 3, Guitar and Bass Amps)

Helpful Tips for Festival Miking | Festival Miking for Guitar and Bass Amps

Question: Do you have any tips for festival miking? (Part 3, Guitar and Bass Amps) Answer: Setting up mics for a guitar or bass amp at a festival requires can be fast-paced. But, you also need to acquire a rich… Continue Reading

Audio-Solutions Question of the Week: What Stereo Microphone Techniques Can Be Used With Audio-Technica Microphones? (Part 2: X/Y Stereo)

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Question: What stereo microphone techniques can be used with Audio-Technica microphones? (Part 2: X/Y stereo) Answer: Also known as a coincident pair, the “X/Y” stereo recording technique is recommended to produce a full stereo sound in your recording. This method… Continue Reading

Audio Solutions Question of the Week: Is There a Way To Convert My A-T Wireless Microphone to a Wired Microphone?

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Question: Is there a way to convert my A-T wireless microphone to a wired microphone? Answer: Quite often, yes there is. For Audio-Technica brand microphones, a locking 4-pin female HRS type connector is often used as the output connector on… Continue Reading

Audio Solutions Question of the Week: What Do I Need To Know About Microphones?

Audio-Technica Microphones

Question: What do I need to know about microphones? Answer: To the casual observer, it might seem like there’s little to consider when selecting and using a microphone. After all, mic operation is pretty straightforward, isn’t it? You talk or… Continue Reading

Basic Audio Techniques for Video: Selecting the Right Shotgun Microphone

Selecting a Shotgun Mic

In this installment of our blog series on Basic Audio Techniques for Video we’ll explain how to select the right shotgun microphone for different situations on set. If you missed the previous installment exploring how to use a boompole, you… Continue Reading

Audio Solutions Question of the Week: Can I Use A Microphone In Extreme Weather Conditions (Hot, Cold, Humid, Etc.)?

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Question: Can I use a microphone in extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, humid, etc.)? Answer: While a microphone is not unduly sensitive to the environment, temperature extremes can be harmful. Avoid leaving the microphone in the open sun or in… Continue Reading

Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Electric Guitar Amp Mic Preferences

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In this installment of guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production he explores different miking options for guitar amps. If you missed Frank’s previous post, you can read it here. Miking the guitar amp properly requires knowing your tone,… Continue Reading

Audio Solutions Question of the Week: What Suggestions Do You Have For Miking A Children’s Holiday Program or Choir?

miking a children’s holiday program or choir

Question: What suggestions do you have for miking a children’s holiday program or choir? Answer: Grab your garland, hang up the lights! Pop up the risers and set up your mics! It’s that time of year again for the children’s… Continue Reading