Month: January 2020

Measurement Microphone Comparison

Measurement Microphone Comparison

Audio and acoustics guru Ethan Winer has a lovely measurement mic comparison on his RealTraps website. Here are some of my own tests as an expansion of that idea. The mics used for these tests are the ones I happened to have in my kit at the time: two iSEMcon EMX-7150 (not sold as a matched pair) …

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Smaart SPL

Smaart SPL

For the last six months or so I’ve been working on Smaart SPL, a standalone SPL measurement and logging tool from Rational Acoustics. I’ve learned a lot along the way and I’m very proud of what we’ve got now that it’s finally out in the wild. One of the cool aspects of this project has …

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SPL and Exposure data from nine shows I worked recently – here’s what I’ve learned from that.

SPL and Exposure data from nine shows I worked recently – here’s what I’ve learned from that.

This chart shows NIOSH exposure dose data for nine live music events I worked on in the last few months, sorted by performance duration (longer performances on the right). The data is stated in percent dose, with 100% representing the full recommended exposure limit for the day. Green bars indicate shows that I mixed (I had …

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