Microphone Techniques: Popular Blog Posts from 2017

Throughout the year, we answer your frequently asked questions about A-T gear either in our Audio Solutions “Question of the Week” blog series or through a variety of audio techniques series. Many of you received musical gifts this season, so we’ve rounded up some of the past year’s most popular blog posts about microphone techniques to help you get the most out of your audio gear.

Microphone Techniques: Popular Blog Posts from 2017

Audio Techniques for Video Production

There are several factors to consider when preparing for video production, including which microphone is best for your particular project and how to properly rig microphones on your talent. We teamed up with Charlie Waymire of Ultimate Studios Inc. to put together a series of informative videos detailing everything you need to know about recording audio for video productions.

Read the full post here.


How do I mike a house of worship?

Whether you’re looking to use A-T mics for amplifying the sound of your congregation, pastor, baptistery, or altar, we’ve compiled a list of our blog posts covering how to get the best sound for the different areas and participants in a house of worship. Each post includes advice on selecting a microphone, installation, setup, and use.

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I can’t drill a hole in my lectern for a microphone mount. What are my options?

If you’ve already read our recommendation on how to mike a pulpit or lectern in a house of worship, but are looking for an alternative to drilling a hole in the lectern, we’ve got you covered. In this blog post, we provide choices for microphone shock mounts, a less-permanent option for miking a lectern, and installation instructions.

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How do you mike Musicians in a house of worship?

In this seven-part series, we cover everything you need to know on how to mike a musician in a house of worship. From the choir and praise band vocalists, to the piano and organ, A-T offers a comprehensive overview of how to mike every aspect of vocals or musical instruments in a house of worship.

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What stereo microphone techniques can be used with Audio-Technica microphones?

Stereo microphone techniques help to more faithfully replicate the quality of live sound, and there are several popular techniques for achieving this sound. Whether you’re interested in using the spaced pair microphone technique, the “X/Y” stereo recording technique, or another method, our series on stereo microphone techniques has you covered.

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Do you have any tips for festival miking?

There’s a big difference between miking a single band at a gig or in the studio versus miking a handful of different bands at a festival. Our guide to miking a music festival includes everything you need to know, from miking bands as a whole, to amplifying individual vocals, guitars, bass amps and drums.

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What are some common ways to mike a live bluegrass band?

While most live bands use individual microphones for each instrument, bluegrass bands typically use a traditional setup with a single mic that all band members share. Find out the best microphones to use and great tips for getting the sound you’re looking for to capture an entire bluegrass band and vocal or instrument solos during a performance or recording.

Read the full post here.


How do you mike a wedding ceremony?

If there’s ever a time when perfect video and audio are needed, it’s at a wedding ceremony where that reel will be viewed for generations to come. Learn how to avoid potential trips, falls and other common problems with wired microphones, and how to choose the best wireless lavalier microphone system for miking a wedding ceremony.

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How do you decide which microphone to use for a specific application?

Sound is subjective, so what “sounds good” to one person may not be the best choice for another. Find out which microphones perform best in different settings and how to choose the right microphone to achieve the desired characteristics you’re looking for.

Read the full post here.


If you have any other microphone questions you’d like our Audio-Solutions team to answer, ask them in the comments below!



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