Gary Parks

You use them everyday, but do you really understand how they work? Here’s a must-read prep course on mics for live production. more


Imagine being able to make your acoustic guitar sound like it’s being captured by a good microphone, but with the greater SPL and freedom of movement that a pickup affords. Imagine no more, enter the Tonedexter from Audio Sprockets. more

Sep 6, 2017 8:57 AM Gear

Higher quality mics are likely to sound better with minimal EQ, have higher gain before feedback, be more consistent from unit to unit, and remain reliable for years of use. Here, some key considerations as you choose. more

Aug 22, 2017 3:36 PM Gear

CPM offers an exclusive report on new wireless microphone solutions for churches. This is a must-read for those in the market for wireless mics for ministry—offering invaluable information to help you make the wisest choices. more

Jul 17, 2017 2:24 PM Gear

Tips to help navigate the selection and use of wireless microphones and related devices more


They’re solidly built, performed quite well in our evaluation and appear to be priced with a bullseye on small- and medium-sized churches. more

Apr 3, 2017 8:57 PM Gear

Start with the skillset of the team as your main consideration, not the overall cost. From there, a wireless mic can be purchased for under $100 or for several thousand dollars per channel. Our checklist helps you cut through the decision-making ... more


The microphones are very high quality and accurate, and the addition of the KickPad helps you to quickly achieve a usable kick drum sound with one of the mics. more

Jul 6, 2016 7:09 PM Gear

"The mic can withstand very high sound pressure levels without overloading, with a maximum SPL of 148 dB." more

Jul 6, 2016 6:45 PM Gear

First things first, the audio signal chain begins with microphones. Here, CPM covers different microphone technologies, coverage patterns, and response characteristics—and gives tips on testing and choosing the best mics for your given application. more

Jan 7, 2016 5:03 PM Gear

About the same size as many monaural DIs, the J48 provides two channels, allowing a performer to route a pair of guitars (or a two-channel device) while completely isolating one from the other. more

Jan 7, 2016 4:49 PM Gear 2 Comments

Variations of the typical podium mic can also be applied as choir mics and instrument mics. more

Nov 12, 2015 6:44 PM Gear

Given the pending changes in frequency availability, having the higher band available is an important step – bringing production-quality performance to an unlicensed band. more

Sep 16, 2015 3:19 AM Gear

Advice on selecting wireless systems in this changing spectrum environment. more

Jun 23, 2015 8:59 PM Gear 1 Comments

The newest member of the company’s digital wireless microphone line. The new System 10 Pro offers a simple user interface backed by a powerful suite of RF transmission methodologies that operate "behind the scenes." more

May 12, 2015 6:36 PM Gear

The lightweight Audix MicroBoom consists of slim carbon-fiber booms in three lengths—with mini-XLR connectors at both ends for the cardioid or hypercardioid condenser mic element and a cable to connect to the mixing console. more

May 5, 2015 5:12 PM Gear 2 Comments

For better reception, the individual miniature receiver units can be mounted within the receiver chassis, or placed remotely via an RJ45 (Ethernet) cable connection. more

Mar 25, 2015 1:20 PM Gear 1 Comments

Introduced at InfoComm 2014, the new DPA d:fine 66 omnidirectional and d:fine 88 directional headset mics are well-designed, top-shelf offerings from Danish Pro Audio. Are they worth the investment? Our expert reviewer analyzes the mics in live a... more

Jan 14, 2015 9:47 PM Gear 2 Comments

Important considerations for mic'ing instruments, with a run down of promising options in a range of prices. more

Oct 14, 2014 8:31 PM Gear

...sounds excellent, full, and natural—and provides sufficient level to fill the sanctuary without feedback and with gain to spare. more

Oct 14, 2014 8:15 PM Gear

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