Microphones Links                           


Microphone Theory & Some Interesting Info

Microphone History and Operation  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microphone
Microphone database and search engine  http://recordinghacks.com/microphones
Understanding Stereo Microphone Techniques and M/S Stereo  http://www.kellyindustries.com/articles/stereo_miking_techniques.html
Guide To Microphones - From Audio Technica  http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/site/9904525cd25e0d8d/index.html/
Application Bulletins and Technical Booklets - Microphones by Shure  http://www.shure.com/ProAudio/TechLibrary/EducationalArticles/index.htm
Basic Microphone Theory - from Kai Harada  http://harada-sound.com/sound/handbook/input.html
Microphone University - by DPA Microphones  http://www.dpamicrophones.com/page.php?PID=1
Microphone Cables - Extensive Technical Info  http://www.cardinalproaudio.com/main/micropho.htm
How Microphones Work - by University of California, Santa Cruz  http://arts.ucsc.edu/EMS/Music/tech_background/TE-20/teces_20.html
Virtual Microphone Museum  - by Chalk Hill Educational Media, Inc.  http://www.chalkhillmedia.org/Museum/virtual%20microphone%20museum.htm
Antares Microphone Modeler - It allows any reasonably full-range microphone to sound like virtually any other microphone  http://www.antarestech.com/products/avp.shtml
Powering & Wiring Microphones - by Tomi Engdahl  http://www.epanorama.net/circuits/microphone_powering.html
Microphone Types & Uses - Choosing a  microphone - PAUL WHITE provides some guidance  http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_articles/jun95/microphones.html
Selecting Right Microphone - Speech therapy, recording the spoken voice  http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1997_articles/jan97/spokenword.html
Phantom Power Explained - by Eddie Ciletti  http://www.tangible-technology.com/mic.html
Popular Mic Techniques For Studio Recording - by Bruce Bartlett  http://www.tape.com/resource/mics.html
The Mars Microphone  http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/marsmic/
Crown - Mic Library  http://www.crownaudio.com/mic_web/mic-library.htm
Microphone uses "phantom power"  http://www.edn.com/article/CA152877.html

Microphone Array
CAIP Microphone Array Research  http://www.caip.rutgers.edu/multimedia/marrays/
Microphone Arrays - by Audionica  http://www.audionica.com/Audionicaen/arrays.htm

Microphone Preamplifiers
Sound Devices  http://www.sounddevices.com/products/index.html#preamp
D. W. Fearn Vacuum Tube Preamplifiers  http://dwfearn.com/products.html
Transformerless Vacuum Tube Preamplifiers  http://www.mil-media.com/products.html
Manley Tube Microphone Preamplifiers  http://www.manleylabs.com/promain99.html#pres
Preamplifiers Review - 105th AES "P R E" View - by Eddie Ciletti  http://www.tangible-technology.com/microphones/pre.html

Hearing Aid Microphones
Knowles Electronics Hearing Aids  http://www.knowles.com

Instrument Microphones
Mics for Saxophone, Brass, Woodwind, Flutes & many more - SD Systems  http://www.sdsystems.com
Applied Microphone Technology  http://www.appliedmicrophone.com/

Measurement Microphones
Brel & Kjr  http://www.bksv.com/
Josephson Engineering  http://www.josephson.com/
Cirrus Research  http://www.cirrusresearch.co.uk/microphone_capsules/microphone_capsules_and_accessories.html
Norsonic  http://www.norsonic.com/index.php?sideID=2282&ledd2=959&ledd1=931
DPA Microphones  http://www.dpamicrophones.com/
ACO Pacific  http://www.acopacific.com/mics.html
Linearx model M53  http://www.linearx.com/products/microphones/m53/M53_1.htm

USB Microphones & Microphone Interfaces
Sound Devices' USBPre  http://www.sounddevices.com/products/usbpremaster.htm
Samson Audio USB condenser mics  http://www.samsontech.com/products/brandPage.cfm?brandID=2
Blue's Snowball and Snowflake

Ultrasound Microphones
Information Unlimited - Ultrasonic Receiver HT90  http://www.amazing1.com/accoustics.htm
Enercheck Systems, Inc.  - About ultrasound mic picking the screams of sick machines  http://www.enerchecksystems.com/articl03.html

Parabolic & Shutgun Microphones
What is a parobalic sound collecting dish how does it work and collect wave. Formula, some practical numbers by  Abtin Spantman  http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/apr99/923344961.Ph.r.html
Description of Parabolic Sound dishes - from Goldsmiths College  http://www.prisci.gold.ac.uk/parabolicdishes/Descrip2.htm
Telinga Microphones - Wildlife Recording Mic, very extensive info about dish mics  http://www.telinga.com/
BigEars Parabolic Microphones and kits  http://www.parabs.com
Big Ears Parabolic Reflector - A dealer for dishes fabricated from a unique blend of plastics, to capture sounds from distances of over 150m  http://www.canford.co.uk/commerce/category_21162_0000.aspx
Information Unlimited - Dealer, PM50 Mic, Bioear10 Bionic Ear http://www.amazing1.com/accoustics.htm
Parabolic Mic Systems - One $1.3k model records birds 1.5km away?  http://www.pimall.com/nais/e.sound.html
Build Your Own Parabolic Mic - Among another projects  http://headwize.com/projects/showfile.php?file=noise_prj.htm
A one Stop Shop for Bird Song Recording Needs - by Stith Recording  http://www.stithrecording.com
MKH 70 Microphone  - lightweight, ultra low noise long gun microphone, frequency-independent directivity prevents sound colouration from off-axis sound sources.   http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/icm_eng.nsf/root/products_microphones_mkh_03149

Ribbon Microphones
Theory & Nice Diagrams - HyperPhysics @ Georgia State University  http://230nsc1.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/audio/mic2.html
AEA / Audio Engineering Associates - A few models presented  http://www.wesdooley.com/
Royer R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone - Review by Barry Rudolph, many models and prices compared  http://www.barryrudolph.com/mix/royer.html
Russian Microphone Muzeum - Ribbon, valve, solid state microphones  http://microphones.ru
Museum Quality Restoration - by Sylvia Classics  http://www.silviaclassics.com/services/
Planar Magnetic Driver and Ribbon FAQ - Courtesy of Rudi Blondia  http://www.snippets.org/audio/library/ribbonFAQ.htm
Ribbon microphone comparison   http://recordinghacks.com/microphones/search?type=4
Chinese ribbon mics - there are dozens of rebadged imported Chinese ribbon mics on the market, but underneath them all you'll find only three basic ribbon motors. Michael Joly of OktavaMod lays it all out, including neat graphics and diagrams   http://recordinghacks.com/2008/11/01/chinese-ribbon-microphone-designs

Silicon Micromachined Microphones
NCT - Silicon Micromachined Microphone (SMM)  http://www.nct-active.com/smm.htm
Emkay Innovative Products - Silicon Microphone  http://www.emkayproducts.com/
Akustica - Chip microphone with an array of 64 membranes combined with an on chip analog amplifier. Related terms: MEMS microphone, Acousatic SoC, Multiple microphones integrated onto a standard CMOS chip. Dimensions: 3 x 3.65 x 0.5 mm. Current drain: 130 uA maximum. Sensitivity: -40 dB +/-4 dB. Self noise: 35 dB. Frequency response: 100 Hz to 10 kHz. Operating voltage: 3V. Cost: $1 - $7.  http://akustica.com