Author: <span class="vcard">James Curwood</span>

A history of the detailed microphones (ELA M 251, U47, C12, M49/M50, U67)

The “Detailed Mics” are a class of five historic microphones that have a few special qualities. The first being that they all have floor-boxes to power the microphones instead of phantom power. This greatly increased the headroom because the boxes are not using phantom power which is limited to 48 volts. This is in part…


A way to get around iOS/iPhone’s annoying autoplay.

If you are like me and have your iPhone tethered to your car you will have noticed that iTunes likes to play the first song in your library when it forgets what you were doing last. Additionally the next few songs tend to be the same as well. While I don’t know why they haven’t…


Apple doesn’t make a professional platform anymore

I’ve been using apple since I was 4 but over the last 5 years or so I’ve noticed an incredible amount of bugs and poorly thought out features that I can no longer think of modern OS X as a serious platform for professional work. Their Priorities can be seen in one feature. Short background:…