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Noise Suppression Options for Field Recording

Noise suppression and reduction software are effective tools for reducing unwanted background sound when recording in difficult, noisy acoustic environments. Although there are many options for noise reduction via a computer, there have been few portable options for running real-time noise suppression live in the field. CEDAR’s stand-alone noise suppression units have been popular choices […]

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32-Bit Float vs. a Compressor/Limiter

Many customers ask, “Why not use a compressor or limiter to capture higher dynamic range signals instead of using 32-bit float recording?” Though the comparison is that of two very different technologies–dynamics processing vs a recording system/format–the question is valid since both affect the dynamic range of a recording.

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Why the MixPre is the Best Microphone Preamplifier for the SM7B

Shure’s SM7B is an iconic microphone that has been used for voice over and vocals since its introduction in 1973. This classic microphone has experienced a popularity surge in the past few years due to its distinctive sound and look. Serious podcasters, in particular, love the SM7B. The SM7B exhibits a smooth, warm frequency response, […]

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Maximizing Wireless Range Indoors and Outdoors

Indoors When on stage or in the studio, transmitters are often in close proximity to receivers. In these situations, it is good practice to reduce the transmitter output power and to use omnidirectional ¼ wave whip or ½ wave dipole antennas. These can be mounted directly to the receiver, or to a slot receiver chassis […]

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Minimizing RF Problems When Using Digital Wireless Audio

Minimizing RF interference is essential to achieve the best wireless audio possible. Several common issues which result in dropouts and short range include:  Interference from other RF sources (RFI). This includes DTV broadcast television, gigantic video walls, and RF video links. RF video systems can be the source of interference, even though most of these […]

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Picking the Right Antenna for Digital Wireless Audio

Antennas are critical components of a wireless system. In many ways, they perform like microphones with receivers, and loudspeakers with transmitters. Just like with microphones and loudspeakers, there is no single antenna suitable for all applications. A strong, predictable RF performance requires the use of the right antenna.  ¼ Wave Whip  ¼ wave whip antennas […]

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