The Vintage Microphone Handbook - Klaus Heyne Music Pro Guides
A book focusing on the must-have “holy grails” of the recording industry.
With sales of microphones on Internet auction sitesyielding both bargains and rip-offs, this noted vintage microphone expe rt has assembled this amazing handbook to help you learn everything you need to know about buying, using, and maintaining your vintage microphone collection. You'll learn:
• What to look for when buying microphones, how to read through the hype of a sales pitch and pick the best models, get the best price, and avoid the scams online.
• The meaning of “vintage” (what makes a microphone fit the description), a history of condenser microphones, some of the hits recorded with vintage mics, past and present.
• Discover the “Big Five” all-time greatest vintage mics like Nuemann, Telefunken, and more and what makes them so special. Find out about reissues, clones, replicas, and how to choose a vintage mic model (rent, borrow, buy.)
• About the care and feeding of your new old mic and evenfind resources for service, parts, and restoration.
For anyone i nterested in buying and owning vintage microphones, this is a must-have book!