Picking the right microphone for live performance - not just for vocals but instruments as well - is a key part of a sound engineer’s job. The reasons for selection are often a mic’s technical performance and specification combined with the personal preference of both the front-of-house mixer and the artist.
Classical music has long been a catch-all term for the works of great composers and orchestral music in general. But it now encompasses modern, often minimalist and more experimental compositions. Both rely on microphones for recording and live concerts, illustrated by traditional lyric tenor Nicholas Phan and the more left-field Wordless Music Orchestra using a variety of DPA models.
At this year’s IBC, Sennheiser and Neumann will present audio solutions for all levels of media production, ranging from computer-based audio made in home studios to high-end mixing on consoles in a professional studio.
Blue Microphones has debuted its Raspberry Studio microphone, a premium mobile USB and iOS vocal recording system.
sE Electronics has introduced the sE8, a handcrafted gold-sputtered small-diaphragm true condenser capsule manufactured by sE in its own capsule room.
Audio-Technica has debuted the AT5047, a premier studio microphone boasting an exceptionally wide dynamic range – the greatest among all Audio-Technica microphones.
DPA Microphones Originally known as Danish Pro Audio, this company was established in 1992 to market the studio, pre