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Product reviews for singers from The Modern Vocalist World.

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Could the TC Helicon Mic Mechanic replace all your live voice processing? Do me a favor to start off by closing your eyes and picturing two things:  Swiss army knives and sport utility vehicles.  Now ask yourself what comes to mind?  General all-pur…

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PUTTING THE RODE PODCASTER USB MICROPHONE TO THE TEST While USB microphones have been out on the scene for quite some time now they've more or less been relegated to the lower pro-consumer end of the spectrum as multipurpose general recording de…

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USING THE NUVOICE PL-2 WIRELESS MICROPHONE PLUG -ON TRANSMITTER   In the course of a rehearsal, recording session, or live performance I occasionally find myself thinking wouldn't it be nice if I had an X. Letter X being fill in the blank for whate…

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TESTING THE EX-25 ISOLATION HEADPHONES FOR RECORDING In any recording environment, the elimination of unwanted noise is essential to achieving a quality recording. Undesired noise can often "bleed" or leak out of studio headphones during the recordi…

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What Are The Effects Of Singers Tea?   Ask any vocalist what one of the keys to staying fresh vocally is and undoubtedly hydration will be on the short list.  While each has their own opinion as to what might work best IN said liquid, generally wa…

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SHOULD YOU PROTECT YOUR WIRELESS MIC WITH THIS GATOR CASE? Wit h the sheer amount of capital tied up into gigging  gear  it goes without saying that  p ortability and protection is paramount. When wireless mic systems can cost upwards and beyond…

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Testing The Lampifier 711 In a vast sea of dynamic stage mics, it's not often that a manufacturer stands out for being as practical and refreshingly innovative as Lampifier Microphones. Most microphone companies release new m odels which feature twea…

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Putting The TC Helicon VoiceTone T1 To The Test If you were following The Modern Vocalist Journal earlier this year with the debut TMVJ Product Reviews, some of you may recall the review of the  TC Helicon D1 VoiceTone pedal.  The VoiceTone Singles…

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Telefunken Company History And The CU-29 Copperhead Microphone Telefunken has long been a name synonymous with high-grade professional audio equipment. Dating back to the turn of the 20th century Telefunken was founded in Berlin, Germany in 1903 af…

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Should The EV PL80a Be Your Choice Of Vocal Mic? Choosing a live vocal mic is a personal thing for most vocalists. Every voice is unique and different mics accentuate different qualities that can bring out the best or worst in a singer. In addition,…

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Testing The Audix OM2 Microphone   You may recall a few months back we at TMVJ happened to get our hands on a rather svelte yet excellent sounding  Audix VX5.  Well as luck would have it our friends in Wilsonville, Oregon have again been kind enough…

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To The Rescue: The Lampifier 111 Vocal Mic Certain things just work well together.  Think Peanut Butter and Jelly.  Ham and Cheese. Gin and Tonic.  With that in mind those of you who use a bit of compression on your vocal mix raise your hands.  Nea…

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The MXL 2003a: A Budget Microphone With A Good Vintage Sound? In today's market there are hundreds of low-cost microphones geared towards the budget-minded consumer and hobbyist. While some of these microphones do sound quite good for the price, th…

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Audix VX5: American Built Budget Condenser Vocal Microphone What do Travis Barker, Buckcherry and Ani DiFranco all have in common? Give up? They all swear by Audix microphones. From its humble start in Redwood City, California in 1984 to its move …

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Direct Sound EX-29 Isolation Headphones: Cancelling Out The Bleed?   Kevin Martin, former vocalist of Seattle band Candlebox once said "It's called Rock and Roll - look it up."  Whether or not he coined the term I haven't a clue but it does a fine …

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