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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

An overview of condenser and dynamic microphones, including shotgun, ribbon, and lavalier mics.

Crutchfield looks at the basics of a live sound system, examining how microphones, instruments, mixers, amplifiers, speakers, cables and more work together for you.

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.

Where you place your microphone during a live sound application or recording is vital to getting the best sound. Check out three quick tips 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. This buying guide will help you find the right gear to match your needs.