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Brain Candy

A collection of technical information for people who love microphones, recording, and mixing

Phase: What Do We Mean?
How A Shotgun Mic Works
How A Unidirectional Ribbon Mic Works
How To Record Extremely Loud Things

Studio Construction Pics
Do It Yourself Speaker Isolation

Voice Processing
EQ: Low Rolloffs, Cascaded Low Rolloffs
Tips from ADR master Doc Kane.

Mix Tip 1 – Re-amping Synths, Mono to Stereo
Mix Tip 2 – Re-amping a Stereo Synth
Mix Tip 3 – Re-amping Mono Snare Samples that are Already Treated
Mix Tip 4 – The Lowest of Low End

How to Properly Roll Cable
Intro to Timecode by music composer Dave Chick

Name That Microphone including mic reviews and glamour pics
The $60,000 Ribbon Mic Shootout. We tried all of these microphones on electric guitar cabinets (Fender & Marshall), over drum kits, on saxophone, on acoustic guitar and in front of veteran voice actor Corey Burton. We even recorded a podcast afterword to summarize some of what we heard.

Unidirectional ribbon microphones are so different in design, sound, and application that we decided to stage a followup comparison.

Kick microphone shootout. Podcast.
9 spot mikes including 2 dual element (1 moving coil + 1 condenser in the same housing)
Snare microphone shootout. Podcast.
23 spot mikes: 17 moving coil, 4 condensers, 2 dual element
Distortion and other unintended uses for audio gear. Podcast.
Tips for recording voice for several sessions. A collection of posts.
You might be a recording engineer. A collection of posts.

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