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AES Munich 2009
Workshop W4

Thursday, May 7, 16:00 — 18:30

W4 - Microphones—What to Listen For—What Specs to Look For

Eddy B. Brixen
Jean-Marie Greijsen, Polyhymnia International
David Josephson, Josephson Engineering
Douglas McKinnie, Middle Tennessee State University
Mikkel Nymand, DPA Microphones
Ossian Ryner, DR, Danish Broadcasting

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. Also explained and demonstrated: what to expect when placing the microphone. 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.