AES New York 2009
Workshop W9

Saturday, October 10, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

W9 - Microphones—What to Listen For and What Specs to Look For

Eddy B. Brixen, EBB-consult - Smorum, Denmark
Gary Baldassari, DPA Microphones - USA
Jason Corey, University of Michigan - MI, USA
David Josephson, Josephson Engineering
Douglas McKinnie, Middle Tennessee State University - TN, USA
Ossian Ryner, Danish Broadcasting - Denmark

When selecting microphones for a specific music recording, it is worth knowing what to expect and what to listen for. Accordingly it is good to know what specifications that would be optimum for that microphone. This workshop explains the process of selecting a microphone both from the aesthetical as well as the technical point of view. What to expect when placing the microphone is explained and demonstrated. This is not a “I feel like...” presentation. All presenters on the panel are serious and experienced engineers and tonmeisters. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage and teach young engineers and students to take advantage by taking a closer look at the specifications the next time they are going to pick a microphone for a job.