Audio Masterclass,

Audio Interfaces: Connectivity

by Pablo Bellinghausen – In our previous instalment we saw the basics of what constitutes an audio interface, or sound card, as well as the kind of audio connectivity they can offer. This time we will look more at the digital side of these devices, to see how they interact
Product Reviews,

Why Buy A Ribbon Microphone?

We often hear questions about ribbon microphones and what they offer by comparison to dynamic, condenser or tube designs. Aside from the various manufacturing differences, each of the mentioned designs have very unique characters. Within this family of designs, the ribbon microphone is a peculiar one. Originally ribbon microphones became a great alternative
Audio Masterclass,

Audio Interfaces: The Basics

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Nowadays it seems so intuitive to record and listen to music through computers it’s hard to believe that the very concept of computer audio was considered a fad as recently as a couple of decades ago. During the recording of Nirvana’s Nevermind, both the engineers and
Acoustics, Audio Masterclass,

Microphones: Polar Patterns

by Pablo Bellinghausen – As we saw in our previous instalment, the large majority of professional microphones are directional, which means they will pick up sound differently depending on the angle the original sound is coming from. This is a lot harder to measure and visualise than just the frequency
Audio Masterclass,

Live Mixing With Emotional Impact

by Aston Fearon – The role of sound engineer is unmistakably technical: taking the acoustic energy from each voice and instrument, transferring it into electrical signal, often transferring it into digital ones and zeroes and amplifying the converted  analogue voltage back into the air- making use of an understanding of
Product Reviews,

Audio Interfaces for iPad and iPhone

The last instalment on iOS devices, Microphones For iPad & iPhone, was focussed on microphones designed to be plugged straight into them either for recording, podcasting, audio for video, or just high-quality audio during calls. However, there are often times when more flexibility is required, and existing professional microphones are a better option, in