The two most important mic categories you’ll want to get acquainted with are dynamic and condenser. Though there are always exceptions, you can chart the differences between them in a few key ways. Dynamics are well-suited to handling loud sounds; condensers are more sensitive to the nuances of quiet sounds. Dynamics require no power source to operate; condensers run on Phantom Power, a feature that comes standard on nearly all home-recording audio interfaces. Dynamics tend to be more rugged; condensers more fragile. Finally, dynamics tend to be cheaper; condensers more expensive.
The process of using tools provided and dialling in remotely reminded me of Jacob Collier’s reflections on the use of Source Connect on the Switched on Pop podcast.
Looking forward to hearing the books. Maybe it is a trick of the mind, but I always like hearing an author read their own work.
I’ve been looking for ways to slim down the amount of equipment I need to bring to record conferences talks, both to make it easier to travel to other cities, as well as to speed up the setup time during an event.
I watched a documentary (I think that it involved Trent Reznor) and they were discussing the temperamental nature of early sampling where the computer (think it was an Apple) would sometimes just crash and they would need to wait hours for it to process again.