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Microphones: Part 7 - Microphones For StereophonyOctober 25th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Once the basic requirements for reproducing sound were in place, the most significant next step was to reproduce to some extent the spatial attributes of sound. Stereophony, using two channels, was the first successful system.

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Creative Audio - Moving To Broadcast With Doug DeemsOctober 12th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Doug Deems had 25 years of experience under his belt as a monitor engineer, touring the world with some of the biggest music artists in the U.S., when he became a live broadcast sports A1. “I’m surprised there aren’t more monitor engineers, specifically, that come over to broadcast sports,” he says. “Because there is a lot in common.”

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Microphones: Part 6 - Omnidirectional Response In PracticeSeptember 29th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Having looked at how microphones are supposed to work, here we see that what happens in practice isn’t quite the same because the ideal and the actual are somewhat different.

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Creative Audio - Noise Reduction With Bob BronowSeptember 13th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Dialogue is king in television. Let’s face it, you don’t watch an episode of your favorite police procedural or reality show just to listen to the sound design or the incidental music. But whether the content is scripted or unscripted, delivering intelligible dialogue can be a real challenge for the show’s mixer.

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Creative Audio - Broadcast Crowd SoundSeptember 3rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

When televised sports events began to return after the initial coronavirus lockdown in 2020, U.S. broadcasters faced a dilemma. With no spectators in attendance, what do you do about the lack of crowd noise? This is the fascinating story of how a team of award-winning creative audio engineers set about manually re-creating the right atmosphere.

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Microphones: Part 5 - The Variable Directivity MicrophoneSeptember 1st 2021 - 09:00 AM

The variable directivity microphone is very popular for studio work. What goes on inside is very clever and not widely appreciated.

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Microphones: Part 4 - Microphone Technology - The DiaphragmAugust 6th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Most microphones need a diaphragm in order to follow some aspect of the air motion that carries the sound.

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Microphones: Part 3 - Human Auditory SystemJuly 9th 2021 - 09:00 AM

To get the best out of a microphone it is important to understand how it differs from the human ear.

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