BAS Message
January 2010

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0. For Boston area residents: Tuesday Jan 5) there will be a panel discussion on Classical music radio in Boston at Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston, 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Panelists include John Voci, general manager of WGBH Radio, Richard Dyer, former Boston Globe music critic, Davd MacNeil, announcer and former general manager of WCRB, and Christopher Lydon, broadcast journalist on WBUR and WCRB. It is sponsered by the Boston Music Intelligencer (

1. Our microphone clinic was a success with over 25 mikes tested. I haven't seen the other results, but my own tests showed dramatic differences between mikes. Low frequency response at 80 Hz varied +/- 10 dB between mikes for a range of 20 dB, noise floor ranged 21 dB, proximity effect 16 dB, and sensitivity to mechanical shock 51 dB! No wonder mikes sound different.

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