Recent Posts tagged with Sanken

Sanken Chromatic Video Series Features Innovative Engineer/Producers

Sanken Chromatic Microphones has launched a new series of videos with innovative engineer/producers Chuck Ainlay, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, and Wesley Seidman. In these short interviews they discuss the Chromatic range of professional studio microphones and how they are used to capture the sounds of a variety of instruments and vocals.    More

Tech Focus: Surround Microphones, Part 2 — A Look at the Latest Products

Considering how crucial surround audio has become for broadcast sports, the number of specialty surround microphones has remained relatively static in recent years. But manufacturers say that the major networks are showing heightened interest lately. Here’s what they have to choose from, including Holophone’s new VR360, the first surround mic specifically intended for the immersive […]  More

Tech Focus: Surround Microphones, Part 1 — Next-Generation Audio Immersiveness Nears, or Not

More than a decade has passed since broadcast audio moved into the surround era. Today, it’s poised on the brink of next-generation audio (NGA) immersiveness. Yet the dedicated surround microphone remains a unique niche in pro audio in general and in sports broadcasting in particular: somewhat exotic, technically sophisticated, relatively expensive, alluringly complex yet seductively […]  More

Tech Focus, Part 2: Surround-Microphone Products Wrap

Considering how crucial surround audio has become for broadcast sports, the number of specialty surround microphones has remained relatively static in recent years. Some of the market is made up of freelance A1s who invest in them and then rent them to network clients for shows, which effectively puts more of these expensive but unique […]  More

Surround Microphones: Products To Meet Heightened Interest

Even though surround audio has become crucial for broadcast sports, the number of specialty surround microphones has remained relatively static in recent years. Some of the market is made up of freelance A1s who make the investment in them and then rent to their network clients when they’re hired for shows, which effectively puts more […]  More

Shotgun Microphones: Lots of Choices, Tweaks in an Old Favorite

It’s a mature market sector, but shotgun microphones continue to get incremental refinements to their operation. Here’s what the lay of the land looks like now. Audio-Technica Both the 14.96-in. BP4027 and the 9.29-in. BP4029 stereo shotgun models feature independent line-cardioid and figure-of-eight elements configured in an MS (mid-side) arrangement with switch-selectable internal matrixing. They […]  More

Surround Microphones: Available Choices

Considering how crucial surround audio has become for broadcast sports, the number of specialty surround microphones has remained relatively static in recent years. Some of the market is made up of freelance A1s who make the investment and then rent the equipment to their network clients when they’re hired for shows, which effectively puts more […]  More

Surround Sound: In a Mostly 5.1 World, Mics Are Still Mostly 1.0

Discrete 5.1 surround audio is now the standard for sports on network television. The continued growth of home theater ensures that more viewers will want to listen in 5.1, which is helping drive both matrixed and discrete surround sound into regional-broadcast markets and even into high school markets: for instance, broadcaster COTV in Central Oregon […]  More

Shotgun Mics: A Product Round-Up

It’s a mature market sector, but shotgun microphones continue to get incremental refinements to their operation, and major product releases are expected at NAB in April. Here’s what the lay of the land looks like now. Audio-Technica Both the 14.96-in. BP4027 and 9.29-in. BP4029 stereo shotgun models feature independent line-cardioid and figure-eight elements in MS […]  More

Surround Microphones: Taking Aim at the U.S. Market

Surround microphones remain a rarefied niche, although the handful of manufacturers that make dedicated broadcast versions continue to try to make inroads into mainstream sports broadcasts. They’ve managed to accomplish that to a large extent in Europe and the UK but have been less successful in the U.S. Here’s a look at the complex offerings […]  More

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