Matt McGlynn sent me this email today:
I'm writing to tell you about my mic database. I see you link to the Rycote site, so I figure I have decent odds you'll appreciate what I've built — a searchable database of over 650 mics, with specs, reviews, photos, and whenever possible, "insider info." Putting it together is pretty insane (just ask my wife) and I'm only about 25% done. Actually I'm sort of excited by that.
He's really put some effot into this site, just look at this guide on how to use the site.
I've added his blog and microphone database site under the "links" section.
This is from his site:
Every mic profile contains the mic’s specifications, links to all the best reviews and forum exchanges, a list of related microphones, a tag cloud describing the mic’s characteristics, and a long description that includes, as appropriate, the mic’s origin and history, construction and circuit details, common applications, and more. Modification and upgrade opportunities are provided, with a sidebar showing links to commercial modders who can help non-DIY types. And finally, for boutique mics, I interview the mic’s designer to get a fuller glimpse into the mic’s design intent and some of the technical magic embodied in the physical microphone.
The database provides four distinct navigation schemes for all this information: browse by vendor, browse by tag cloud, search by mic type or classification, browse by “related mics.”
Supplementing all this is the Mic Review Archive, which contains most of the microphone reviews published in Tape Op. These are republished with permission, and represent yet another gift from John and Larry (and me too). Needless to say, the reviews are linked extensively into the microphone database, allowing readers to easily find specs for all the mics mentioned.
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