The microphone preamplifier in a recording chain has a very basic function — to boost a low-level audio signal to the point where it can comfortably be processed by other equipment in the audio chain. But how the preamp accomplishes this and the range of choices available to the user can
A Berlin-based company called Tegeler Audio Manufaktur is now marketing its products in the U.S. and offering a 14-day “try-before-you-buy” program to attract new customers. The company is renown in Europe for its high-quality, hand-made professional audio recording, mixing, and mastering gear.
Music Mix Mobile and veteran audio mixer Eric Schilling employed a 40 fader Lawo mc²36 on board the company’s Voyager mobile studio to deliver the audio mix for the live the musical performances at the recent 2016 Latin Grammys at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
One of the most misunderstood tools audio engineers use for live and recorded audio is compression. Over the years, manufacturers have tried to simplify it, but amateur engineers still try to overuse it — often with disastrous results. Here’s a primer on audio compression and how to use it effectively.
In optimal production environments, electronically mixing microphones is a challenging job. Moreover, as video productions require even more microphones simultaneously, often in unscripted reality programming, the problem of producing a clean mix becomes even tougher.
Astro Awani, a 24-hour news and information channel in Malaysia, has taken delivery of the first Calrec Audio console in the country. JAA Systems Sdn Bhd (JAA.S) sold the Calrec Brio Audio console just one month after being appointed as Calrec’s exclusive distributor in the region.
Video-capable DSLR and mirrorless cameras are notorious for poor audio quality and flimsy connectivity. Since these cameras appeared on the market less than a decade ago, thousands of man hours have gone into creating workarounds for professional audio. Now, those problems have been solved.
Virtually everyone agrees the transition from baseband SDI to an Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure will bring new benefits in flexibility while enabling tight metadata-enabled control of devices. The question then becomes how best to get there.
Audio recordists who know their stuff always use pop filters on microphones, especially for voice overs where the talent works close to the microphone. But, sadly, not everyone knows about a lowly accessory that can make the difference between amateurish and professional recordings.
Through a range of accessories, Apple’s iOS devices have gradually been integrated into video and audio recording applications. Now, Rode Microphones has upped the ante by introducing an XLR-to-Lightning adapter that simplfies turning iPhones into high-quality, professional video and audio recording devices.
Turkish OB company HD Protek has installed a Calrec Summa audio console as part of an upgrade to its HDP 04 outside broadcast (OB) unit. The installation marks the first Summa in the Turkish OB market.