Category: Audio

March 27, 2015 / Audio

There’s a bewildering choice of microphone types available and it can be hard to know which type of microphone to choose, let alone which make and model within that type.…

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March 21, 2015 / Audio

This article is specifically about capturing classical or other acoustic music with multiple microphones in a format that is suitable for playback on a 5.1 surround speaker system. 5.1 surround is…

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January 5, 2015 / Audio
November 29, 2013 / Audio
May 20, 2013 / Audio

I’ve been using a pair of Behringer C-2 small diaphragm condenser microphones for several years now, and I’ve been extremely impressed. This week I had cause to buy another pair…

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May 12, 2013 / Audio

Tonight at St Mary’s, the (acting) Archdeacon of Bristol visited. The church band (who usually play at Taste) were on good form and so I made these recordings. Click the…

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February 16, 2013 / Audio

I enjoy tinkering with professional audio kit – usually for recording more than live work or performance. Largely speaking, I’m an amateur – I don’t normally make any money from…

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February 5, 2013 / Audio

For several years I’ve been making recordings of church choirs, usually accompanied by an organ. I’ve been using a pair of Behringer C-2 small diaphragm cardioid condenser microphones, and until…

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June 28, 2012 / Audio
December 17, 2011 / Audio

I have a large music collection, and today I wondered how physically large it might be in various obsolete formats (not including the playback equipment). In its current form, it…

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