Microphone Pop Filter
What exactly is an amplifier?
An amplifier is an electrical component that increases a signal, usually by increasing the voltage and the current.
What does it mean to operate an amplifier in Bridge Mode as opposed to Stereo Mode?
Frequently amplifiers will operate in two modes, Bridge mode or Stereo mode. When an amplifier is operating in Stereo mode each channel is functioning independently, with a single input powering a single channel. Bridge mode, also referred to as parallel mode, combines two output channels which are powered by a single input. This will result in a voltage output twice that of an individual channel operating in Stereo mode.
Which Technical Pro Amplifiers can operate in either Bridge or Stereo mode?
Technical Pro offers multiple amplifiers which function in either Bridge or Stereo mode. Currently every model in the L-Series and Slimpro Series is bridgeable. Additionally, the PP-2000 and PP-3000 are available in Bridge or Stereo mode.
What is the difference between a crossover and low-pass filter?
A typical speaker can’t properly drive all the sounds in the audio spectrum. A crossover takes the signal and separates it into frequency bands, low frequencies, mid frequencies and high frequencies. A low-pass filter, which can be found on the Sub and Nuke subwoofers, eliminates or cuts off the high frequencies allowing only low frequencies to continue to the subwoofer. A low-pass filter is typically adjustable allowing the user to choose which frequencies to continue to the subwoofer.
What is a Frequency Response?
The frequency response is the range in Hertz (Hz) that a device can reproduce versus amplitude. The widely accepted frequency range of human hearing is 20Hz-20kHz.
What does impedance measure?
Stated in ohms, impedance measures the resistance of a device to an Alternating Current (AC). Put simply, it measures how easily a device will conduct a current.
What is Sensitivity?
Sensitivity is the minimum power an amplifier must supply to a speaker so the speaker can produce satisfactory volume ratings.
How do I hook up speakers to the amp?
On the rear of every amplifier there are either one or multiple output jacks. The outputs vary by model, but typically will be in the form of RCA, Speakon, Balanced XLR, and Banana binding post. Simply choose the output type on your amplifier and connect it to the input on your speaker.
What exactly is the Hybrid amplifier and what makes it so special?
The Hybrid is the all in one solution for any user. Whether you’re looking for a home receiver or a power amp to power up to four speakers in your club, the Hybrid is up to the task. It’s the versatility of the Hybrid that makes it so unique. The Hybrid is a four channel amplifier with a built-in tuner, preamp, mic, mixer and crossover. Having all these features built-into one sleek package puts the Hybrid in a class above the rest.
When hooking up an amplifier to a PC the volume is very low, why?
In this particular case, when hooking up an amplifier to a PC, the volume is being controlled by the computer speakers. Therefore to adjust the volume, the user must adjust the volume on the actual speaker and not on the amplifier.
If an amplifier goes into “Clip Mode”, how long should I wait before turning it on again?
If your amplifier goes into “Clip Mode” typically waiting 2-3 minutes before turning it on again is suffice.
When loading amplifiers into a Rack, how much space should be left between each amplifier to allow the amplifier to “breathe”?
All Technical Pro amplifiers, with the exception of the Slimpro, and vented and cooled from the back, so rack spacing should not be an issue so long as the back of the amplifier is not covered. The Slimpro amplifier vents from the roof of the unit and therefore about .5 inches should be left exposed on the top of the amplifier.
What is the difference between Technical Pro’s Powered and Passive Speakers?
A powered speaker is just like a passive speaker with one important exception, a built-in amplifier. With a built-in amplifier you can connect your source (ex. CD player) to a preamp and then straight to your speaker. The amplifier in the speaker will then drive the sound.
Can an iPod be connected to any of the Technical Pro amplifiers?
Yes, many if not all products work with iPod just check to see if it has a aux input and your all set!
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The MKPF2 is our 6" clamp-on pop filter that is essential for recording vocals. No matter how much you have invested in your microphone, a pop filter is absolutely necessary to ensure a professional vocal recording. Whether you are recording a singer or a spoken word/interview, nothing will ruin your recording session faster than the inevitable sibilance and pops that are produced by the human voice when it is recorded directly into a microphone without a pop filter.
Pops are created from words containing P's and B's. Try to say the words "pop" and "basketball" with your hand close to your mouth. You will feel the explosive energy of those letters. That extra burst of air, when it reaches a sensitive microphone, creates a sonic overload and will distort and potentially ruin a great vocal performance.
Similarly, the vowels that create sibilance or excessive hissing are S's and Z's. If you try and sing "sound processing by zebras" you will hear what we are up against. Suddenly, a pop filter is no longer an option. it is essential and becomes your greatest ally in recording a stellar vocal performance.
Every singer needs one. Every professional recording engineer uses one. This inexpensive device can mean the difference between a recording session that is productive and efficient, versus one where constant re-takes are needed to fix problems caused by the lack of a pop filter.
Suddenly, the creative momentum of the session is lost as time-consuming re-takes and fixes are needed to get a "final vocal". That great vocal take you thought was "in the can" turns out to be ruined by distortion, annoying pops and sizzling S's. Take a tip from world class engineers and protect your vocal recordings in advance.
The MKPF2 from Technical Pro includes a universal mounting clamp which is compatible with any existing microphone or boom stand, and has a flexible 10" gooseneck which allows it to work with any microphone.
As an added bonus, the pop filter's mesh screen also helps to keep your valuable microphone clean and sanitary.
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Whether you’re on the stage or in the studio, good sound starts with good microphones. At Technical Pro we designed our microphones to perfectly capture audio in any setting. The result is a line of microphones that replicates sound perfectly while weeding out ambient sound and interference.
This product is built with the same quality found in all Technical Pro equipment ensuring it follows you from gig to gig over an extended lifespan. We stand by our work and every Technical Pro product comes with a one year warranty.