Microphones : Articles & Videos

Intro to home and field recording

Intro to home and field recording

by Jim Richardson

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

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.

 
Video: Introduction to live sound systems

Video: Introduction to live sound systems

by Ken Nail

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.

 
Pro audio glossary

Pro audio glossary

by Steve Kindig

Pro audio terminology, explained in plain English.

 
Intro to live sound equipment

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.

 
Video: Microphone placement tips

Video: Microphone placement tips

by Video Guest

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.

 
Setting up a powered-speaker PA system

Setting up a powered-speaker PA system

by Bob Bihlmayer

This article describes how to set up a powered-speaker PA system, including setup, soundchecking, and teardown tips.