SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
July 6, 2022  

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Mr. Marty Atias 
Mr. Alvaro Bolanos 
Ms. Viviana Bolanos 
Mr. Michael Burroughs 
Mr. Bob Bush 
Mr. Steve Carr 
Mr. Will Chase 
Mr. Joel Conrad 
Mr. Alex Cruz 
Mr. Noah Dankner 
Mr. Steve Floyd 
Mr. Mario Frazier 
Ms. Jennifer Garrett 
Ms. Ellie Geddes 
Mr. Andrew Gunn 
Mr. Brian Haywood 
Angel Hernandez 
Mr. J. Eric Hoehn 
Mr. Karl Jackson 
Mr. John Judge 
Mr. John Kean 
Mr. George Kinney 
Mr. Chuck Lindner 
Mr. Roberto Martinez 
Mr. Luis Mattos 
Mr. Joseph Mills 
Mr. Horace Murray 
Mr. William Mutter 
Macie Ochman 
Mr. Glenn Pearson 
Yousef Pino 
Mr. Tim Popham 
Mr. Michael Quander 
Mr. John Reiser 
Mr. Mike Rivers 
Mr. Evan Roberts 
Rablo Roldan 
Mr. Daniel Ryson 
Mr. Steve Savanyu 
Mr. Edward Schwartz 
Mr. Thomas Shedlick 
Ms. Julia Siguenza 
Mr. William Steinhour 
Mr. Robert Troutman 
Mr. Ronald Tull 
Mr. David Weaver 
Mr. Eric Wenocur 
Mr. Fred Willard 
Mr. Flawn Williams 
Ms. Angela Wilson 

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Mics!

Steven Savanyu

Guest Speaker: Steven Savanyu

March 12, 2019

Our March meeting was on a subject that all of us deal with at one time or another: The selection, placement, mounting, and mixing with microphones. Whether for a live event, sound reinforcement, broadcast studio design, a recording session, or a video conference; we are challenged with bringing excellent and clear sound to our facilities and products.

Perhaps we take for granted the physics of how a microphone actually functions. Which type will give me the result I want? How best to isolate a single instrument in a concert setting? How to accentuate incident and suppress reflective sound?

Nothing more affects psycho-acoustical perceived quality of a video, film, recording, or live event more than accurate and well-defined sound. And nothing affects that perceived quality and value more than effective microphone selection and placement.

SBE Chapter 37 had the pleasure to host Steven Savanyu, Education Director at Audio Technica, a large manufacturer of microphones. Steven brought us his famous Microphone and Wireless portable workshop road show. Mr. Savanyu, an adjunct Professor of Audio for Video at Kent State University, has a penchant for clear and precise explanation of the most esoteric and technical aspects of transducer physics and technology.  

This event was useful not only for aspiring novices to broadcast and recording, but also for seasoned professionals; as there is always something new to learn with new technology and products.  This hands-on event had practical examples for us to see and hear.

The meeting was held at Sirius XM headquarters in Northwest DC and tours of the Sirius XM facility took place after the presentation.  We greatly appreciate their help in hosting our meeting, a joint effort with the local DC AES chapter.

Photos:  Eric Hoehn
Photos: Eric Hoehn

Photo:  Eric Hoehn
Photo: Eric Hoehn

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