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A transducer is a device that converts one form of energy into another. Microphones, some of the most common transducers around, convert acoustic energy into electrical energy. All microphones perform this conversion process, but the way the process happens varies, leaving us with three primary types of mics to choose from:
Empire Sound Studio, located near Dallas, Texas, has recorded some of the biggest acts in music in nearly every musical genre — and one of their favorite mic brands to use in the studio is MXL. MXL Microphones got a chance to talk to Alex Gerst, engineer and founder of Empire Sound Studio, about how the studio got its start and why MXL Mics have remained mainstays in the mic locker throughout the years.
The Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards were created over 33 years ago to celebrate the individuals, companies, and technical innovations that help contribute to the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and multi-media, that we all know and love. The TEC Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the pro audio and sound recording industry, and the awards will be presented this year during the annual NAMM show in Anaheim, Calif., on Jan. 28th, 2018.
The multiple Grammy-winning producer and composer has been a big fan of MXL Mics for more than a decade. Wright first gained notoriety for arranging strings for smash hits like Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough” and “Rock with You,” and he continues to work with top pop artists today, recording strings for Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience album and Ty Dolla $ign’s Free TC. Here’s more on how MXL plays a big part in this music legend’s career.
If you want a quick guide on how best to use each of MXL’s wide array of high-quality microphones, check this out.
To put it simply, because of convenience. With built-in preamps, internal analog to digital converters, and simple “plug-and-play” connectivity, USB mics have become an invaluable tool for professionals on the go. Here’s how they’re raising the bar for mobile sound quality.
As published in Systems Contractor News and on AVnetwork.com, March 24, 2015
Imagine this all-too-familiar scenario: Your child comes home from school. You ask him “How was your day?” You get the usual answer: “Ok.” You ask him what he did, and get the usual answer: “Nothin. We learned stuff.” With that, he buries his head in his iPhone, and off he goes to his room.
Now, imagine the same opening question, but with this answer: “It was awesome. We had a conference call with The President of the United States, The Prime Minister of England, The Dalai Lama, The Pope, and another fifth grade class from Perth, Australia. And I got to ask the Pope a question.”
See the difference? In the second scenario, we have an engaged, interested student. That’s what the connected classroom will do for education. This is not a futuristic dream from a science fiction magazine; we have the technology to do this today. In ten years from now, almost every classroom in the U.S. will be connected.
The MXL Mobile Media MM160 Lavalier Microphone is shipping now! Record yourself or someone else using a discreet lapel mic plugged into a mobile phone or tablet. Like all Mobile Media products, the 6 ft. cable has a built-in headphone jack for audio monitoring or playback.
The MM160 is the perfect way to record audio for video, a speech or a presentation. For audio-only recording, put the phone in your pocket for hands-free recording. If recording video, the little lav mic is a great way to capture one voice in a crowd, without all the background noise.