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Microphone selection and placement for better recordings. Tips on recording piano music, organ music and choral groups.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1970 [Summer 1970] (v.1#3) pg. 13

The listening machines. Everything you ever wanted to know about microphones. Part 1.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1972 [Jul 1973] (v.3#4) pg. 3

The listening machines. Everything you ever wanted to know about microphones. Part 2.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1973 [Dec 1973] (v.4#1) pg. 12
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1973 [Jul 1974] (v.4#3) pg. 26
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1974 [Oct 1974] (v.5#1) pg. 34
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1974 [Feb 1975] (v.5#3) pg. 35

Report on assembling the model 814K electret microphone kit from Electronic Enterprises.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1974 [Feb 1975] (v.5#3) pg. 31

Coincident microphone technique. Crossing two cardioids for cleaner imaging.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1978 [Nov 1978] (v.9#4) pg. 24

Location recording basics. How to make a good tape recording of a live performance. Suggestions on microphones and their placement, recorders and tape.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1979 [Oct 1979] (v.10#4) pg. 32

A primer on intensity stereo. A brief historical and technical review on coincident microphone stereo recording vs. spaced-microphone recording techniques.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1980 [Mar 1980] (v.11#2) pg. 29

Microphoning. A discussion of mike placement for conventional playback over speakers.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1981 [Jun 1981] (v.12#3) pg. 10
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1981 [Sep 1981] (v.12#4) pg. 63

Microphones for measuring a loudspeaker's response. Includes an equalized preamp circuit for the Sony ECM-170.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1981 [Jun 1981] (v.12#3) pg. 16

Phased array recording. A professional recording engineer explains alternatives to the coincident figure-of-eight microphone arrangement espoused by Alan Blumlein (circa 1931).
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1982 [Jan 1982] (v.13#1) pg. 20

Tip on making boundary zone microphones.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1982 [Jan 1982] (v.13#1) pg. 53
Correction AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1982 [Aug 1982] (v.13#3) pg. 48

Make inexpensive instrumentation microphones using the Panasonic P9932 electret mike.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1984 [Jul 1984] (v.15#3) pg. 38

Tips on two-microphone patterns to use when recording using the "MS" or Blumlein method.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1988 [May 1988] (v.19#2) pg. 42

Microphones for video cameras. How to make low-cost electret capsule mikes and attach them to a video camera for professional quality sound.
AUDIO ELECTRONICS 3/1997 [Jun 1997] (v.28#3) pg. 30
Added Info AUDIO ELECTRONICS 6/1997 [Dec 1997] (v.28#6) pg. 48

Build your own low-cost boom mike which attaches to a headset. Utilizes an electret element. Est. cost: $5.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jan 1990 (v.46#1) pg. 46

How to build a desktop electret microphone.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Nov 1996 (v.52#11) pg. 36

Diagrams and pin number assignments of 27 transceiver and radio microphone connectors.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jul 1998 (v.54#7) pg. 66

Micro-sized amplifier built using surface-mount technology. Est. cost: $20. Use the amp for both a (1) Big-Ear parabolic-reflector microphone and a (2) super-snooper which is built into a headphone-style radio headset.

A novel super-directional horn microphone that outperforms many costly commercial designs. Used to capture and listen to sounds at a distance. Consists of a corrugated cardboard horn attached to an ordinary hand-held microphone.

Build a binaural mikeset (two microphones positioned to simulate a pair of human ears). The microphones are built into either a styrofoam wig stand or a miniature stereo headset case.

Big Ear picks up far off audio.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED May 1963 (v.6#3) pg. 62

Make a simple carbon mike.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Sep 1963 (v.6#5) pg. 89

Mike and preamp in one hand-held case.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Nov 1963 (v.6#6) pg. 40

Add a push-to-talk microphone to an old CB mobile rig.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED May 1964 (v.7#3) pg. 70

Microphone basics. Looks at efficiency, types, acoustical characteristics, etc.
ELECTRONICS NOW Nov 1996 (v.67#11) pg. 74

A microphone primer. Selection and placement of mikes to capture a live performance.
ELECTRONICS NOW Apr 1997 (v.68#4) pg. 60

Build a parabolic microphone. An 18" diameter reflector will add about 10 dB gain to a microphone. Surplus radar antenna dishes are used for the parabolic dish.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1974 (v.14#5) pg. 59

The country boy's capacitor microphone. Plans for constructing a tube-based capacitor microphone around a Primo CM 23B omnidirectional sound measurement capsule. Est. cost: $100-$200.
GLASS AUDIO 1/1996 (v.8#1) pg. 1

Build a binaural mikeset to make true, lifelike "stereo" recordings.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Apr 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 42

Build the "Tube", a super-sensitive, long-range listening device that uses a 42" piece of 4"-diameter PVC sewer pipe as the sound-directing and gathering instrument. Est. cost: $40.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jan 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 79
Correction HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jul 1988 (v.5#7) pg. 6
Added Info HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Sep 1988 (v.5#9) pg. 4

All about microphones. Covers resistive, crystal, dynamic, velocity, condenser, and electrostatic microphones.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Dec 1988 (v.5#12) pg. 67

Microphone which can be varied from unidirectional pattern to cardoid pattern. Unit uses photoflood reflector as a lens to focus sound on microphone.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1966 (v.30#12) pg. 44

A primer on microphones used with sound movie cameras.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Christmas 1976 (v.40#13) pg. 36

Selecting and using microphones when making sound movies.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1980 (v.44#7) pg. 55

Tips on selecting microphones and controlling acoustics in motion picture sound recording.
PHOTOMETHODS Sep 1975 (v.18#9) pg. 40

Putting the audio into audiovisual. Training your ears to be sound-critical. Tips on using microphones and loudspeakers.
PHOTOMETHODS Jan 1981 (v.24#1) pg. 35

Tubular microphone amplifies distant sounds.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1964 (v.20#6) pg. 51

Circuit allows the use of a loudspeaker as a microphone in an intercom circuit.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1973 (v.3#4) pg. 100

Microphones for CB'ers and hams. How they work and which ones to choose.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1974 (v.5#1) pg. 52

What to look for in selecting a good mike for hi-fi recording.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1975 (v.7#1) pg. 22

Proper technique for talking into a CB microphone.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1975 (v.7#5) pg. 70

Tips on placement of microphones for recording musical instruments.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1977 (v.12#1) pg. 22

Build an antique Hughes-type microphone. Experiments in converting sonic vibrations into electrical impulses and then back again to sound.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 69

Using a parabolic reflector to pickup distant or faint sounds. Est. cost: $50.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1972 (v.137#3) pg. 116

Special microphone incorporates an audio compressor and VOX circuit. It will turn on your recorder at the sound of a voice and keep the recording level automatically adjusted.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1973 (v.203#4) pg. 134

All about microphones. How the operate and how to select the one that's best for your job.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1979 (v.50#10) pg. 101

Micro-sized amplifier can be built using either SMD (surface-mount devices) or conventional components. SMD version fits on PC board under 1"x1". Use it for both a home-brewed "Big-Ear" type microphone and a super snooper. Est. cost: $20.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1988 (v.59#8) pg. 33, 67

Super-directional horn-style microphone that outperforms many costly commercial designs. The horn is made from corrugated cardboard.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1990 (v.61#7) pg. 41

Converting the old style "candlestick" desk telephone to a unique microphone.
RADIO-TV EXPERIMENTER #772 Feb-Mar 1966 (v.20#1) pg. 60

Directional microphone for recording bird songs and insect noises on a battery-powered tape recorder. The addition of an electronic trigger will automatically turn the recorder on and off in response to sounds. Analysis of the recorded noise is assisted by graphing the noise on an electrocardiograph.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Feb 1974 (v.230#2) pg. 110

How to record nature's sounds using a parabolic dish to isolate one particular sound and screen out the rest.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jan 1996 (v.274#1) pg. 96

Stereo microphone set is built around the Panasonic omnidirectional electret condenser microphone capsule.
SPEAKER BUILDER 3/1985 [Aug 1985] (v.6#3) pg. 42

Contact pickup (contact microphone, acoustic transducer) is made from a piezoelectric buzzer.
SPEAKER BUILDER 2/1989 [Mar 1989] (v.10#2) pg. 53

Mitey Mike. Build a good free-field microphone with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz for testing loudspeakers. Est. cost: $50.
SPEAKER BUILDER 6/1990 [Nov 1990] (v.11#6) pg. 10
Correction SPEAKER BUILDER 3/1991 [Jun 1991] (v.12#3) pg. 72
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 5/1992 [Sep 1992] (v.13#5) pg. 56
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 6/1992 [Dec 1992] (v.13#6) pg. 54
Correction SPEAKER BUILDER 3/1994 [Apr 1994] (v.15#3) pg. 64
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 1/1997 [Feb 1997] (v.18#1) pg. 8

Mitey Mike II. An upgraded version of the popular high-performance, low-cost mike system for loudspeaker and acoutic measurements can also be used for recording and performance. This new version is smaller, lighter, quieter, costs less, and uses less power.
SPEAKER BUILDER 4/1997 [Jun 1997] (v.18#4) pg. 10

Tip on converting the Radio Shack PZM microphone to a balanced microphone by replacing the phone connector with an XLR male connector.
VIDEOMAKER May 1995 (v.9#11) pg. 8

The techniques of using lavalier mikes.
VIDEOMAKER Jan 1996 (v.10#7) pg. 28

Choosing the right external microphone to use when filming a video. A comparison of the various pickup patterns and other physical qualities.
VIDEOMAKER Jul 1996 (v.11#1) pg. 57

Basic principles of choosing and using microphones for videomaking.
VIDEOMAKER Sep 1996 (v.11#3) pg. 29

Answers to some of the most common questions posed about microphones for videomaking.
VIDEOMAKER Oct 1996 (v.11#4) pg. 97