Ideal Microphone

Ideal Microphone

What does a Perfect Microphone Look Like, Sound Like

By Eric Blackmer

Tues. Mar. 10th, 7pm

Devlin Hall – Room 026

Boston College

This talk will attempt to define an ideal microphone. It will focus on David Blackmer’s work leading to Earthworks microphones in the context of his model of human hearing. It will discuss impulse response vs frequency response and issues of phase and coloration. It will be couched in a discussion of how humans hear and what it takes for a microphone to match the capabilities of human hearing. It will not be a sales pitch.

You might say Audio is in Eric’s genes. He has a long history in MI and ProAudio Sales as well as substantial experience building, outfitting, integrating and wiring recording studios. He was Director of Sales and Marketing at Earthworks from 1995 until 2003, and is once again at Earthworks helping to carry on the family legacy. Microphones are something of a specialty and most certainly a love of his.



FROM POINTS NORTH AND SOUTH: Take Interstate 95 (Route 128) to Exit 24 (Route 30). Proceed east on Route 30, also known as Commonwealth Avenue, and follow for about five miles to Boston College.

FROM POINTS WEST: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. At the first set of lights after the exit ramp, take a right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1-1/2 miles to Boston College.

FROM DOWNTOWN BOSTON: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Sheraton Tara Hotel. Take the first right onto Centre Street. Follow above directions from Centre Street.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The Boston College branch of the MBTA’s “Green Line” (B) ends at the Boston-Newton boundary on Commonwealth Avenue

Devlin Hall is located in the center of the Chestnut Hill Campus. Parking is available in the Commonwealth Ave Garage for a minimal price. The entrance for Room 026 is in the rear of Devlin hall. Parking on Commonwealth Ave is also FREE!

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