There are three major different types of condenser microphone used for music recording (at major label studios, indie studios, & home studios alike) and they are as follows:
(1) Dynamic microphones.
(2) Large diaphragm condenser microphones.Continue reading Condenser Microphones Vs Dynamic Microphones
By Victor Epand
The microphone is defined as a sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal. Microphones are used in many applications. They are used in various instruments like telephones, tape recorders, and hearing aids.
They are also used in motion picture production, live and recorded audio engineering, and radio and television broadcasting. Microphones are used in computers for recording vocals, and also for non-acoustic purposes such as ultrasonic scanning.
The basic function of a microphone is to capture sound waves and interpret them into electrical signals. The common signal flow is activated through the help of thin membrane producing some proportional electrical signal.Continue reading Microphones Used in Live Performance
By Christopher Taylor
Anyone who has recorded vocals to tape knows there is a difference between a heart-felt performance, and something that does not quite cut it! There are certain steps that I take to ensure that my own performances are the best I can muster.
First and foremost is get enough rest the night before. This is a given. Your body is your instrument and it has to be in tune. Sleep is by far the most important aspect.
Water is the next most important. Not only during the performance, but the day before is essential. Get hydrated. Your vocal cords will need to stretch, and the easier it is for them, the better control you will have.
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