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Hamburg Student - November 3, 2016

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On November 3rd and 4th, 2016, the AES Hamburg Student Section organized a two-day workshop on microphones with Prof. Thomas Görne as speaker. With his many years of experience and contributions through standard books such as "Mikrofone in Theorie und Praxis" and "Tontechnik", he lead participants to a greater understanding of every conceivable aspect of the microphone. Topics such as microphones types, polar patterns, frequency response and sound, technical specifications, digital microphones, and many others were presented and discussed with clarity and in remarkable depth.

Through the generous contributions of Echoschall Berlin, Brauner Microphones and Microtech Gefell, participants had the chances to test some of the most legendary vintage microphones such as the Neumann U47 and M49, as well as Brauner VM1 or Microtech UM92. One of the students here at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg even built a carbon microphone, which we were able to test thoroughly.

The two days were fully packed with tons of information and, although there wasn't enough time to cover all possible topics, all participants left with a much deeper understanding of this most vital of audio tools. Naturally, there was also cold German beer ready for all at the conclusion of the workshop.

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