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What Makes the 013 FET So Special?
Since the invention of the condenser mic, small diaphragm condensers (also known as SDCs and pencil mics) have been the go-to microphone for recording drum overheads, acoustic guitar, and even full orchestras. SDCs have two characteristics that set them apart from every other mic out there– their unmatched transient response and accurate top end. Small
Make Your Kick Drum Sound Kick-Ass
Kick drum is one of the most difficult instruments to record. It has the lowest of the lows, a thick midrange, and often, a bitey top end. How many times have you put up a microphone to find that your recording sounds nothing at all like the sound you’re hearing in the room? Not only
Backstreet Boys Re-imagined: Engineer Chris Bethea Chats About Recording a New Version of the Iconic Single with Soyuz mics 20 Years Later
It’s been 20 years since the chart-smashing Backstreet Boys mega-hit “I Want It That Way” made its world debut. To honor the anniversary, the group returned to the studio to re-create their single in a new light. We spoke with Chris Bethea, who tracked and mixed the song’s new incarnation. Chris talks about his approach
Introducing The Bomblet Deluxe
For a limited time, we’re offering a special package with the 023 Bomblet that includes a handmade oak suitcase, custom shock mount, and 10-foot cable. At only $100 more than the standard Bomblet package, this bundle is one you do not want to miss out on. Combined, these accessories regularly retail for $400.
Soyuz Microphones and Townsend Labs Announce Collaboration
Two contemporary microphone brands with very different approaches to microphone design are excited to announce their collaboration. Soyuz Microphones is known for creating high-end modern classics — microphones designed and hand manufactured in the same fashion as the iconic vintage transducers of yesteryear. Townsend Labs, on the other hand, are the inventors of multi-dimensional mic
SDCs vs LDCs: Which Condenser Mic Is Right For Me?
With so many kinds of microphones in the world, choosing the right one can seem overwhelming. Condensers, dynamics, ribbons, large diaphragms, small diaphragms, passive, active, vintage, new. How do you figure out which mic is the right one for you? It’s easy to get lost in an ocean of gear. It’s easy to get lost
Butch Walker Teaches How to Record Singer-Songwriters With One Microphone
In this installment of “On the Road With Soyuz”, musician and producer, Butch Walker, demonstrates his technique of recording singer-songwriters with a single microphone, the 017 TUBE. He tells the story of how he used this same setup on a key song that ended up on his last album, ‘Stay Gold’. Butch shows two different
Soyuz Sessions: Madison Cunningham Performs “Something To Believe In” Live at Sound City
Madison Cunningham and Soyuz Microphones took over the legendary Sound City Studios for this latest Soyuz Session. Madison and her band, which features Tyler Chester on guitar and Abe Rounds on Drums, perform a breathtaking live version of her original song, “Something To Believe In”. Input List Lead Vocals: 017 TUBE Piano: 013 TUBE Guitar:
Fix Your Mix With a Room Mic
The sound of the room can often be the missing glue that joins all of the instruments on a recording together. Whether a small room, large room, dry room, or reverberant room, every room has its own sound. The sound of any room can be used in interesting ways to add depth and dimension to