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Sontronics – Interview with producer Flood aka Mark Ellis July 26, 2012

Posted by Damon Sink in : Microphone Techniques, Project Studio, Studio Setup , 3comments

Our friends at Sontronics asked us to pass this along. You may remember that Connor reviewed several of their mics a while back and we were all really impressed. Lots going on with our friends across the pond:



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Review: Cascade FatHead II Ribbon Microphones February 1, 2009

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Microphone Techniques, Reviews, Studio Setup , 1 comment so far

The FatHead II is a figure-eight ribbon microphone from Cascade Microphones

Cascade Microphones’ FatHead II is sonically the same as the original FatHead.  However, the FatHead II has slightly different stylings, a larger body, and comes with a shockmount.  Specifically in this review I will be discussing the FatHead II Stereo Pair (street price: around $400).  A single FatHead II retails for around $219.  The FatHead II is a figure-eight ribbon mic, and because of its symmetrical design (unlike earlier FatHeads), it has an identical frequency response on each side.  The FatHead II also comes in three different color options.


Studio Etiquette 101: Engineering efficiency! November 25, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Microphone Techniques, Project Studio , 3comments

As an engineer, you have a multitude of tools at your disposal to create near-endless sonic possibilities.  Mics, preamps, compressors, EQs, plug-ins, virutal instruments, other effects, jecklin discs…

Its no wonder its such a daunting challenge to figure out which pieces of gear to use on each source, and then figure out how to blend them all together musically… Spending too much time switching equipment to “find” sounds can really drag a session down, but rushing through things can sacrifice sonic quality (or at least sonic “interest”). (more…)

Battling a Large Body of Water: Part 2 August 12, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Acoustics, Microphone Techniques, Studio Setup , 2comments

Setting up mics on a drum kit in a converted basement is a bit of a nightmare (with of course the end result being that we want it to sound like we didn’t record it in a basement). Unfortunately, its a nightmare than many of us will go through at least once (if not many times) in our lifetime. (more…)

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