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Available in print and online, LOUDER magazine aims to inspire music makers and fans alike.

Miking the Rhythm Section

Davida Rochman | September 21, 2009
Karen Stackpole provides a rudimentary primer for miking the rhythm section: guitars, bass, piano, and drums.

Why Do Microphones Sound Different?

Davida Rochman | August 26, 2009

Ask the Experts: Using Ribbon Microphones

Davida Rochman | July 6, 2009
Four globe-trotting sound engineers share their tips, tricks and techniques.

Talkin' Ribbon Microphones

Davida Rochman | May 25, 2009
Think about microphone types today and your mind will automatically turn to the dynamic and condenser types that dominate live sound reinforcement and recording applications. But from the 1930s through the 1950s, the ribbon velocity microphone ruled the airwaves.

How to Avoid Comb Filtering with Podium Mics

Davida Rochman | May 18, 2009
Here are some helpful hints from Shure Associate and audio pro John Born about how to avoid comb filtering with podium mics.

How to Mic a Choir

Davida Rochman | May 18, 2009

Beyond the Basics: Drum Miking

Davida Rochman | May 11, 2009
We talked to three drummers whose approaches to drum miking are as different as their musical odysseys: Jim Riley, Paul Wertico, and finally, Simon Phillips.

Recording with the X2u XLR-to-USB Adapter

Davida Rochman | April 6, 2009
Learn how to use your favorite microphones to digitally record on your Mac or PC whenever and wherever you want.

Mic Basics: Directionality

Davida Rochman | March 28, 2009
Part three of our three-part series on microphone basics. In this episode, Chris Lyons talks about microphone directionality, both unidirectional and omnidirectional.

Six Keys to Better Audio for Home Recording and Podcasting

Davida Rochman | March 9, 2009
The Foo Fighters first album. Stand-up Mark Maron's twice-weekly WTF podcast. What they have in common is technology that makes it possible for artists to launch their careers by creating professional recordings in a bedroom, basement, garage or hotel room. They did it and so can you.