Tag Archive for: Mics

Measurement Mics – How Close Are They?

By Pat Brown

Pat Brown did some tests and compared some popular measurement mics and posted the data. Is the expensive mic worth it?  This article will help you decide.

Recent discussions within the SynAudCon email group raised some questions … Read more

Portable Room Recorders – How do they compare?

By Pat Brown

Pat Brown compares four portable room recorders that are suitable for Room Impulse Response collection.  The data is posted in this article.

Since the article on personal media players last issue, I have had a number of … Read more

Useful Utilities for the Audio Practitioner

By Pat Brown

Pat Brown list several useful utilities for the audio practitioner. These are either cheap or free and will save you lots of time!

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Battery Endurance – Which battery will last the longest?

By Pat Brown

Which battery will last the longest?  Pat Brown does a study  to evaluate the battery endurance of several brands.

A recent discussion on the SAC listserv prompted me to conduct a run-down test on 9V and AA … Read more

Direct-Field Coverage Quick-Check

Theory and Practice – By Dale Shirk

Dale Shirk presents a practical way to check direct-field coverage in live spaces using tools you may already own.

It seems logical to stroll around in a room with a sound level meter … Read more

3D Microphony

By Pat Brown

Most effective multichannel microphone techniques were developed as a means of making pleasing recordings of live events. Since recording is as much art as science, many approaches have emerged that produce satisfying results. One of the main … Read more

B-Format Can Provide Acoustical Predictions

By Pat Brown

In this article, Pat Brown will show how a B-Format can provide acoustical predictions.

In addition to recording and room measurements, B-Format is also applicable to acoustical predictions. The holy grail of sound design has always been … Read more

How to determine a reflection's direction without Polar ETC

By Dale Shirk

Dale Shirk gives you a couple of practical ways to determine where the reflections originates without using a Polar ETC.

Although it’s often easy to hear where a reflection is coming from by playing a pulsed signal … Read more