Articles & Videos: Microphones

Thinking about turning a spare room into a recording studio? Looking for a portable kit to record live music? This article will help you choose the right gear.

Microphones buying guide
by Ralph Graves

Not all microphones are created equal. Different types of mics are made for different purposes. Knowing those differences can help you choose the microphone best suited to your needs.

Are you trying to make sense of the gear you'll need to set up a live sound system? Confused about mixers, sources, amplifiers, cables, microphones, and more? Crutchfield looks at the basics in this short video.

Intro to live sound equipment
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Whether you only need a single mic and a speaker or a full kit for your band, it pays to know how a PA system works. This article explains each piece of the system and will help you figure out which ones you need.

Where you place your microphone during a live sound application or recording is vital to getting the best sound possible. Check out three quick tips to get you started in this video.

John Mlynczak, the music education guru at PreSonus, gives an overview of how PreSonus software and hardware can be used by music teachers and their students.

A wireless microphone can free you up to concentrate on your performance. But where to start when you're looking for a wireless microphone system? This buying guide will help you find the right gear to match your needs.