‘Legendary’ is an overused word. It is also often misused, when people mean something or someone that was prominent or achieved much in the past is missed or fondly remembered. But sometimes it does fit, even when talking about microphones. In the first of an ongoing series we look at a microphone that became a legend during its relatively brief production life and which is now being manufactured again to its original specifications.
Rehearsals are already underway in Lisbon for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The competition itself, claimed to be the biggest live music event in the world, will take place in May, with a full broadcast production by Portuguese public broadcaster RTP (Rádio e Televisão de Portugal). Performers will use Sennheiser 6000 wireless microphones in either hand held or head-worn versions.
Heil Sound introduced the PR 77D, a large-diaphragm microphone designed to provide focused directionality, full-range response and a vintage appearance for use in broadcast, podcast, recording and live stage applications.
Sanken has debuted the CS-M1, a microphone the company said sets new standards of sound quality for a short shotgun mic.
Sennheiser has introduced the “Essential” line of headsets and microphones — a mid-range line for small broadcasters and other users seeking cost effective gear.
DPA is debuting the new d:vote 4099 instrument microphone with CORE technology at NAB.
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