How to Buy a Microphone
Are you looking to buy a microphone? Whether you're a singer, musician, or just in charge of buying the equipment, buying a microphone can be a daunting task. There are so many to choose from and they range from cheap to expensive. We put together this handy field guide to help you when buying your first microphone. This video is geared more towards live performance but studio performers will learn some basics as well.
We wrote this article for American Music Supply highlighting a bunch of awesome microphone tips. Learn about microphone placement, polar patterns, accessories and more! For example, did you know that multi-pattern condensers can have their top end response change drastically? Its worth trying different patterns if you're not happened with the high frequency response. Learn tips like this and more from our article.
Check out this awesome, vintage radio commercial from the 70s. Featuring an amazing earworm Eventide theme song.
Live Sound Tips
We wrote this list of Live Sound Tips for American Music Supply's blog. Its designed to help you with mixing, signal flow, gain structuring, and power distribution. Please take a look at it and let us know if you have any live sound tips of your own!
Celebration of Technical Excellence and Creativity
Eventide has been honored with one of the most prestigious awards for a manufacturer of studio equipment. The NAMM TEC Awards show occurs every year at the same time as the convention by the same name. For 33 years the music industry have voted on their favorite gear of the year. Eventide has won TEC awards several times (H9, H9 Max) but this one is different.
The TEC Hall of Fame began in 2004. It was created as a way to honor audio products and innovations that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the craft. Products or innovations must be at least 10 years old to qualify. This year's inductees includes the 1857 Phonautograph, Tape Slap Echo, and the Eventide DDL 1745.
The 1745 was the world's first piece of digital studio gear, ever! Even the term "digital" was new. The protype of this unit may even predate the world's first digital clock. There were no LEDs, only incandescent bulbs. The DDL 1745 used a myriad of shift registers to delay signal.
Check out this video featuring Richard Factor, founder of Eventide, and producer/engineers Rod O'Brien, John Agnello and Stewart Lerman. They discuss the days before digital delay, and their experience with the first prototype. These interviews were taken from GearClub's amazing podcast. If you're an audio nerd, its a must-subscribe. Later on in the video, studio technician Susan Rogers talks of her fond experiences with Stephen Stills, Prince, the DDL 1745 and H3000. Coincidentally, the Eventide H3000 (as well as the H910) are also TEC HOF inductees.
Subwoofers and Bass
We wrote this article for American Music Supply about why subwoofers will help your mixing and monitoring experience. Learn why you may need one and tips for setting it up.
The mix engineer is a tough, thankless gig. We've compiled a list of tips for AMS to help you be more successful at the craft. Check out this article on being a successful monitor engineer.
Newfangled Audio's Elevate is the only multi-band limiter with a brain. Check out how we quickly master a track. Grab the fully-functional 30-Day demo here!
This new plug-in (free until October 31st, 2017) is a superior equalizer that is based on the way humans hear (the Mel Scale). It's elegant and natural and has a great Match EQ feature. In this tutorial we'll show you how to match the EQ from one song to another, make two tracks sound like they came from the same source, and how to apply inverse EQ curves for mixing.
Perfect for mixing and mastering, EQuivocate uses filters which are modeled on the human ear. Each of the 26 critical bands tickles a different part of your inner ear, making any combination of settings sound as natural as possible. Combining this with a linear-phase filter shape that reduces pre-echo makes EQuivocate an EQ with a difference you can hear.
From now until October 31st, 2017 you can download it for free!