We recently wrote this article for AMS on the most popular types of microphones. Microphones are like paint brushes. You need different tools for different jobs. The technical make-up of each type of microphone and the technology it uses to translate your voice or instrument varies greatly. Learn the basics of microphone types, polar patterns and more. This will help you craft the sound you seek.
Whirlwind is a Rochester, NY based company that specializes in American-made, pro audio solutions. They created the world's first direct box. Engineers everywhere have Whirlwind gear in their tool boxes. The MIP series (Media Input Plates) are the perfect solution for permanent audio installation with balanced signals.
In this video we go through all the features of the MIP1, MIP2, MIP3, MIP4, MIP5, MIP6, MIP7, MIPAI, and MIPAO.
In this article we talk about tips for recording guitars, bass, drums and vocals. Learn about the types of microphones you'll need, different recording techniques, and how to use the room to get the best sound.
In this article we explain the basic science behind recording with a microphone. Key terms are explored as well as techniques for using mics. You'll also find info on stereo recording techniques such as XY, A/B, and ORTF.
TrainingSnacks was present at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA and found some real intriguing gear! Here's a small sampling of some of the cool stuff such as the Akai MPC-X, Dave Smith/Pioneer SP-16, and Genelec 1237 monitors.
In this video we take a quick look at the gorgeous touch-screen interface on Allen & Heath's dLive. This digital console is taking the world by storm. This short video shows how the i/o is completely customizable. More videos to come.
The TrainingSnacks Recording Microphone Buyer's Guide is a great resource that explains how different types of microphones capture sound. Learn the differences between dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mics as well as different polar patterns.
The ultra compact MAUI 5 weighs in at about 24 lbs while delivering 800 watts of peak power and a maximum SPL of 120 dB. Providing both sound reinforcement with extended coverage and feedback resistant monitoring the subwoofer base and 3-piece column system assembles in seconds with custom multipin connectors.
Check out this video created by Training Snacks in which we go through all the features and show how easy it is to break down. If you're in the market for a PA system, pick one up here.
Training Snackswrote this guide for AMS to teach you all the basics of live sound. From microphones to speakers and everything in between, this is a great resource for beginner performers and engineers.
In every venue that plays live sound, a mixer is present. It is the brain of the sound reinforcement system and choosing one can be confusing. We wrote this guide to help you to understand the differences between analog and digital mixers. Digital mixers are now more affordable than ever so if you'd like to understand more of what they can do, please read this guide.