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Need A Gift Idea? Check The Bottom Of Your Mic Case

Everywhere you turn right now, regardless of the publication, you’re going to get a gift guide. The New York Times is no different, and in addition to featuring thousand dollar watches and handbags on every page, the Times also sells

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New Wireless Mics Rules Will Separate The “Haves” From The “Have Nots”

good idea jeff from goodbuyguys.com

If you went through the outlawing ( and subsequent wholesale replacement) of wireless mics that operated in the 700 mHz frequency range in 2010, you probably thought your new mics were good for awhile. Maybe not for as long as

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Worried About Loss Of Wireless Spectrum? Congressman Rush Has Your Back

The continued dilution of available spectrum for wireless mics is being elevated from the FCC to Congress, thanks to Congressman Bobby Rus (D-IL). Congressman Ross, who represents the district that is the home of wireless mic giant Shure (Niles, IL)

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“Did You Change The Batteries?”

That’s the first thing any singer, minister, ceo or broadcaster is going to ask the sound person when there is a wireless mic failure.  Wireless mics are much more reliable than they were just a few years ago, but they

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If It Works With Water, Will It Work With Sweat?

One of my favorite blogs is Gizmag.  It shows up in my email mid-morning, just about the time I am ready for a little distraction.  This online magazine highlights new technology and today’s lead story was about a battery that

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Hosa Raises The Bar With New Cable Tester

Most “failures” of  sound equipment and other electronics are not component failures at all, but rather they are cable failures.  The cables that interconnect system components take a lot more punishment than the hardware they hook together and this is

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Wireless Mic Sales Rebound After FCC Confusion Subsides

One of the unexpected consequences of the restricting of the 700 mHZ broadcast spectrum for wireless microphones was a slowing in the sales of new mics for the first time in at least ten years. An anticipated rush to replace

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A Digital Microphone. Really?

A recent trade journal article caught my eye with this headline: Future mics need to be more digital and more controllable. The article goes on to point out the obvious, that sound is inherently analog, involving the moving of air

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Drum Riser Too Crowded? Try Bending The Microphone!

Microphones come and microphones go, but the standard Shure SM57 has been the sound man’s choice for snare drum miking for over  40 years.  Regardless of how many high end mics you might find on a concert or studio drum

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I Thought We Had Learned Better

Audio pro trade journals usually have some version of a feature known as a “buyers guide”.  Some are more useful than others, and the ones that don’t require a manufacturer to advertise in order to have their products listed usually

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