REVIEW: K-Tek KSTMC1 Microphone Case

Some of you might have gotten a look at this case if you attended NAB this year, along with some of the other goodies that K-Tek has coming up the pipeline.  I got my hands on this just recently, and so here’s my first look. The outside of the case feels nice and sturdy, but not so rigid as to be unable to fit ergonomically … Continue reading REVIEW: K-Tek KSTMC1 Microphone Case

Tutorial: KM84 Clone Upgrade

The microphone market is becoming more and more flooded with KM84 clones. And most are identical! In fact I have been able to tract down the OEM manufacturer for the most popular of these clones.  http://www.alctron-audio.com/English/contents/97/455.html Alctron makes most of the KM84 style clones on the market. In this case this article will speak to all the T01A / T02A rebrands. The T02A is the … Continue reading Tutorial: KM84 Clone Upgrade

Tutorial: Build a Ribbon Microphone

Ribbon Microphones are very expensive but with a careful hand you can make one. Here is a video how the Royer Ribbon Microphone is made.   Showing a clip from the TV show “How Stuff’s Made” isn’t exactly the quality tutorial we typically do at WavReport Tutorial. So we found some more videos and 3D printable parts so you can make your own. Here is a video … Continue reading Tutorial: Build a Ribbon Microphone

Getting Connected with Contact Mics

I work on a dance competition show but the judges on our show will also take the stage and showcase their latest creations. One of our judges is the world’s fastest tap dancer, Anthony Morigerato. And when it comes to miking his performance there has been a number of methods used but none of them performed better then using a piezo transducer contact microphone mounted … Continue reading Getting Connected with Contact Mics

Retro Reviews: EV-643 Dynamic Unidirectional Microphone

Last week I tested the Deity short shotgun microphone from Aputure against the Sennheiser MKH 416. This week I found some cool YouTube videos that review the EV-643 Dynamic Shotgun microphone. This microphone was produced in the mid 60’s by Electro Voice and in the manual references a patent for some of the other dynamic unidirectional microphones Electro Voice produced at the time. electro-voice-643-users-manual-539054 Here is … Continue reading Retro Reviews: EV-643 Dynamic Unidirectional Microphone

Tutorial: Make Your Own RED EPIC Bullet Microphone

For the past few months I have been doing a lot of research and tinkering with electret condenser microphone capsules. These are the microphones that are found in most electronics, except RED Epic and Scarlet cameras… who’s creators opted to say dealers choice to the matter. And over the past couple of months I’ve been on shoots with RED Epics and have been asked to … Continue reading Tutorial: Make Your Own RED EPIC Bullet Microphone