(Technical Reference). A book focusing on the must-have "holy grails" of the recording industry. With sales of microphones on Internet auction sites yielding both bargains and rip-offs, this noted vintage microphone expert 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 even find resources for service, parts, and restoration. For anyone interested in buying and owning vintage microphones, this is a must-have book!
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