mxl 990 mod

MXL 990 Microphone Mods

Depending on who you ask, the MXL 990 is either awful or amazing. I have mixed feelings about these mics. Despite their shortcomings, no one can argue that they are immensely popular. They come at a price point which puts them in the hands of many thousands of musicians, singers, producers and engineers. They’ve helped …

mic shootout

CineMag is In The House!

From the beginning of my transformer mic build experiments, I had wanted to use a transformer which was as close to the original BV-107 found in the Neumann KM84 as possible. That’s because my BFM (Big F’n Microphone) board is a modern recreation of the KM84 circuit but adapted to LDC capsules. CineMag makes a …