Microphone Types and Uses

| July 28, 2010

Definition:  Microphone — or mic — converts acoustic energy into electrical energy, resulting in an audio signal.

Rather than going into the scientific details I am going to outline the different types of microphones and what they’re…

Mixing Live Sound

| June 29, 2010

Mixing Live SoundHere are a few handy tips and some basic information on what goes into setting up and mixing live sound:

  1. A “mix” is created by combining the separate audio signals from individual voices or instruments into one.
  2. Usually two

The Job of a Sound Engineer

| June 1, 2010

Chapter 1 of The Basics of Live Sound by Jerry Slone defines a sound engineer as “A person who brings together separate sounds to create one sound.”  Simple enough, right?  The reality is…