The Sennheiser MKH8000 Series

November 4, 2007 at 11:38 am

For years now, the Sennheiser MKH40, MKH50, and MKH60 microphones have been workhorses of the film industry for overhead dialog recording. The MKH series has been hailed for their low noise, high output level, high fidelity, and lack of susceptibility to humidity and RF. Now, the brand new MKH8000 series […]

Misinformation?

September 25, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Misinformation is continually prevalent in our industry. The staff at Trew Audio has bit on it just as easily as you, our customers. One person’s experience can quickly become a generalized statement about a product to which everyone seems to adhere. Just last week we heard a nasty rumor that […]

Holophone – The leader in surround recording

December 30, 2006 at 9:59 am

For a true sense of natural ambience, classical music, sound effects, and sports broadcasting, the HOLOPHONE surround microphone has become the preferred choice. It is important to remember that the goal of a surround microphone is to record a natural acoustical “image” that gives the listener the sensation, as closely […]

Sanken’s CS-3 Shotgun Mic

December 1, 2003 at 4:38 pm

Field Test #1 Recently, I was the mixer on a film commercial and I chose the Sanken CS-3, for no particular reason other than to see how it would perform.  As it turned out, the CS-3 solved some problems we would have otherwise had to live with.  In short, the […]

The Pearl MS8 Microphone

November 2, 2001 at 4:08 pm

In the slow changing world of truly professional microphones, where all too often the wheel is simply reinvented, it is nice to have a fresh entry that actually offers something different. In my opinion, the Pearl MS-8 does just that, and does it very well. First, just a little bit […]

Audio Technica AT-895

October 26, 2001 at 5:42 pm

(Originally published in Audio Media Magazine USA) Shotgun mics do their job well: reaching 5′ across a film set, rejecting moderate ambience to enhance an actor’s conversational voice, with full range fidelity. Parabolic mics do their job well: reaching 150′ across a football field and isolating the cracks of helmets […]

Countryman’s Tiny B6 Lav Mic

October 26, 2001 at 5:31 pm

The latest entry in the already crowded field of lavalier microphones is the Countryman B6. With a diameter of approximately one tenth of an inch (2.5 mm), it is the smallest microphone available. If you’re mathematically challenged, by comparison the head of the microphone with the protective cap installed is […]

The Sanken CSS-5 and the Rycote Four-Point Suspension

October 26, 2001 at 9:31 am

The Sanken CSS-5 Shotgun Stereo Mic can be successfully mounted in the new style Rycote "M-2" modular four point suspension as well as in the less recent non-modular Rycote four point suspension. There are several keys to the proper setup of the suspension for this microphone. First, a 25mm clip […]