Improve Your System: Microphones

There’s a couple of little sayings that if you spend any time with me (or you read my blog a lot) you’re going to start picking up. ‘You’re only as good as your weakest link’ and ‘poop in, poop out’. These two little phrases can often apply to the microphones we choose to use.

Microphones are the very starting point in the long chain from musician to the congregation’s ear. As such, it’s very important that the microphone you use is the right one for the job and is of as good a quality as possible. There are dozen of microphone manufacturers making 100’s if not 1000’s of different microphones. I’ve seen microphones for £20 and microphones for £5k plus. How do you navigate what seems to be a huge market and get the right microphone for you?

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Is the Future IP?

Unified Comms, IP, Multicast Protocol, even Wi-Fi or ‘digital multicore’. 10 years ago your average sound engineer would not have a clue as to how to approach networking in the sound environment. Pretty much all ethernet ports used to be used for was updating firmware – if the technology even had such a thing.

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DM1: Drum Machine iPad App

DM1 Drum Machine app

So I’ve recently done a review of a Drum machine app on the iPad App Storm review site.

The app will work fantastically either to add a little more rhythm into your worship sets or even replace a drum kit if you have the time to program the songs you want. Well worth running over to have a look.

Link to DM1 Review