Mic Mod Madness

photo caption: Francisco Carranza and Christine Green upgrading their new mics

Students at the Conservatory not only get a lot of class and studio time while they’re in the program, but they can also sign up for a number of extra-curricular DIY projects and activities. One recent event was a microphone modification clinic where a group of students upgraded stock, large diaphragm tube mics imported from China.

The mic mod clinic was held Conservatory’s 6,000 sq. ft. live sound room where they upgraded their new mics with a 6072A Groove Tube, Peluso C-12 replica capsule, better capacitors and transformer. Students who signed up for and paid for the mic, ended up leaving with a much improved product, upgraded by themselves.

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