Microphone videos

Here is a collection of interesting videos on microphones and microphone technologies:

Audio 101: Microphones

Dynamic vs Condenser Microphones, What’s the Difference?

Audio recording tutorial: The different microphone types | lynda.com

XLR vs USB Microphones, Which Should You Buy?

$22 MICROPHONE VS $3600 MICROPHONE | Andrew Huang

Voice-over Microphone || DIY or Buy

How a Neumann U87 microphone is manufactured

How to Make Your Own DIY U87 Vintage Condenser Mic

Soyuz Video #3 Capsules

The Soyuz SU-019 FET Microphone

MKH-416 counterfeit mic teardown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdoeh7y0yeE

Disassembly – Taking apart the BM-100FX Microphone.

BEST Budget USB Microphone!? | FIFINE Honest Review

Why the Blue Yeti Sucks

Why the Blue Yeti Su cks | Pro Audio Engineer Responds

Do XLR to USB Cables Work?

Samson USB GO Mic Teardown

BM-800 Microphone Review / Teardown

Teardown of the Blue Yeti Microphone

Samson c01u usb microphone test + look inside

A quick teardown on the Samson Go Mic USB studio microphone for laptops and tablets

Samson C01U USB Mic Teardown (part of the article)

Random Teardown #001: Blue Snowball Ice Microphone

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    New VS Old Sennheiser MD421 Teardown – Big Differences! (Public)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHPQXqQ_2gE

    Lets take a look at the differences between the MD421 vs MD421 II. There are vast differences and in many ways, not the same mic. Different capsule, different housing, different tuning methods, different everything except the look.

    00:00 Intro
    00:05 2 main versions
    00:29 Fixing mics to pay the bills
    02:00 Broken MD421′s
    02:50 Compare the external differences
    04:38 Ports vs no ports
    04:52 How to open the mics
    07:28 Removing the capsule
    08:58 Comparing the housings
    09:31 Internal ports and tuning
    10:04 Removing the grills
    13:08 Humbucking coils
    14:31 Rear capsule vents
    15:33 The mystery gear
    16:05 Diaphragm and phase cover
    18:12 Wiring
    18:57 Bass roll off filter
    20:15 Outro

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    MacGyver Style Testing – Speakers – Mics – Headphones (Public)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9sgxA6AhxI

    I will show you how to test a speaker, mic, and headphones without using any test gear or anything powered. Don’t even need a battery!

    00:00 Intro
    00:28 9 volt battery test
    01:10 Generating electricity with a speaker
    01:47 Testing with a paperclip
    02:15 Using a clip lead
    03:20 Testing a compression driver
    04:44 Testing a mic using a speaker
    05:42 Use a speaker to test headphones
    06:06 Test home hi-fi speaker with paperclip
    07:00 Summary Outro

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Open & Repair AKG C414 C451 Neumann U89 (Public)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiuiWbt3jzU

    A couple of broken mics from the Rat Shop so lets look inside and also check out a Neumann U89 while we are at it.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Hear Microphone Polar Pattern & Distance Level Drop (Public)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTdGhqz_WgQ

    Here is a simple way to hear the microphone polar pattern and proximity level changes of microphones. These tests will give a great indication of how much gain before feedback and how sensitive a mic will be when singing close and far.

    Check it out and let me know what ya think.

    00:00 Intro
    00:09 Simple gear, complex concepts
    01:02 Polar patterns
    02:20 Test setup
    02:54 Calibrate levels
    03:35 Hear om7 vs Beta58A polar pattern
    06:07 Level drop vs distance om7 vs Beta 58A
    07:10 Polar and level drop Beta58a vs Telefunken M80
    08:30 Polar and level drop Beta58a vs SM58
    09:17 Polar and level drop Beta58a vs Heil PR35
    10:52 Polar and level drop Beta58a vs Royer 122 Ribbon
    11:54 Null in polar pattern vs polarity
    13:22 Outro

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    No One Cares About Your Audio Gear – Diminishing Returns on Microphones
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7-tnf0j0vs

    Today I share my thoughts on diminishing returns and microphones, where the threshold his for dynamic mics and condenser mics, and what you might be getting for the higher price point.

    00:00 – Intro
    00:35 – Category 1: Dynamic Microphones
    04:33 – Diminishing Returns on Dynamic Microphones
    07:03 – Category B: Condenser Microphones
    10:14 – Diminishing Returns on Condenser Microphoens
    12:19 – Summary
    15:04 – Conclusion

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Open & Repair AKG C414 C451 Neumann U89 (Public)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiuiWbt3jzU

    A couple of broken mics from the Rat Shop so lets look inside and also check out a Neumann U89 while we are at it.

    00:00 intro
    00:20 AKG C414, C451E and Neumann U89
    00:49 AKG C414 test
    01:25 Parts box and replace
    02:17 Open C414
    03:25 Phantom powering
    04:00 Test and open C451 capsule
    04:40 C451 crackle sound
    05:14 C451 Diaphragm
    05:52 Reassemble C451 capsule
    06:31 Disassemble C451 housing
    07:05 Reassemble C451 housing and test
    07:48 Open Neumann U89
    09:00 Reassemble U89 and test
    09:26 Outro

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  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Mic Shootout – Neumann U67, Neumann U47, AKG C12, Telefunken ELA M 251
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weJD-ED7tRA

    Really more of a mic match up, since there is not one mic that will fit every singer
    0:00 U67
    2:30 U47
    5:00 C12
    7:30 ELAM 251
    Added a Ribbon Mic to the Mix. You can check that out at:

    Mic Shootout – Ocean Way Audio RM1-B Ribbon Mic VS U67, U47, C12, ELA M 251
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_my0pT7Sh0&t=0s

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  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    LAV’s LAW:

    Anyone who needs a lav will show up wearing silk, satin, or shirtless.
    “Phil Wallace 2022″

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