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Setting up a mic in a room to record acoustic jam sessions
February 16, 2018

If you want one mic to set in the center of the room, and pick up in all directions, you will require a mic with an omnidirectional pattern. The SM63 ...

Video Camera needs Stereo Mic.
February 16, 2018

Check out the Shure VP88. It is a stereo microphone. ...

SM2 Equipment End Connector
February 16, 2018

Typically, a 3 pin male XLR connector is used for the mic output of the SM2. A stereo male 1/4" phone plug is typically used for the headphone in ...

SM81-LC for overhead dialogue pickup?
February 16, 2018

The SM81 should work fine. Keep in the mind the following:1) Set the SM81 low frequency switch to the steepest roll-off.2) The pick-up angle of the SM ...

LX4 Output level
February 16, 2018

At line level, maximum output is around +4dBV (1.6 volts); at mic level -16dBV (0.16 volts). ...

SM81 Attenuation
February 16, 2018

Microphone attenuators only exist to properly calibrate the microphone sensitivity to the sound source so distortion doesn't occur. Attenuation settin ...

Are the SM7 and SM57 identical?
February 16, 2018

The SM7, the SM57, and the SM58 are all based on the Unidyne III capsule design. The SM7 capsule is not identical to the SM57 or SM58, but it is simil ...

Age of 556S
February 16, 2018

The mic was made from 1951 until 1981. The serial number does not help. It is simply a manufacturing lot number; it does not designate the year of man ...

SM99 Crackles in cold weather
February 16, 2018

The problem could be static electricity. When it is cold, the heat is on and the air dries up. A person walks up to the microphone on carpet(?), build ...

Elements for the SM58, SM57 & Beta 57A
February 16, 2018

The SM58 and the SM57 elements are nearly the same; there are a few minor variations.The Beta 57A is completely different. ...