Audio Solutions Question of the Week: What differentiates the AT5047 from the AT5040?

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Question: What differentiates the AT5047 from the AT5040? Answer: Like the popular AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, the AT5047 is a flagship hand-built “boutique” model designed for studios, engineers and performers who desire best-in-class performance for a wide variety of applications.… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: The Dobro

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While the Dobro may closely resemble the guitar it’s important to note that these are two distinctly different instruments. The Dobro has its own unique sound and vocabulary. Keeping that in mind, we’ve compiled some basic techniques for when you’re… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: Strings

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For centuries, bowed string instruments have played an important role in music from all around the world. These instruments are known for their complex and expressive sound, which can be challenging to capture in the recording studio. As part of… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: The Small Ensemble

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There are a multitude of stereo miking techniques that can be used when recording small musical ensembles. Capturing an authentic sound is paramount. As part of our basic recording techniques video series, we are going to demonstrate three of the… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: Capturing the Mighty Mandolin

The mandolin is small but mighty and its powerful sound has made it a mainstay in popular music for generations. This member of the lute family plays an important role in the traditional music of Scotland and England, and has… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: Saxes

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From the orchestra to intimate jazz clubs, the saxophone family of woodwind instruments can be found in a variety of musical setting. Saxes come in many sizes, each producing a distinct sound. Naturally, these will each require unique techniques for… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: Capturing the Perfect Piano Sound

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

A Look at our 40 Series Microphones

Award-winning producers, engineers and musicians everywhere have come to rely on Audio-Technica’s 40 Series studio microphones for their superior, dependable performance. They turn to these mics again and again for a sonic consistency that’s hard to find elsewhere. Each of… Continue Reading