photo caption: Cycle 3 student Joshua Brooks setting up a yet-to-be-named mic in his drum clinic
Recently, the Conservatory opened a connection with Alctron, a Chinese audio manufacturer that makes mics for some of the biggest names in audio. The Conservatory’s Jeff Thomas imported a number of mics for use in a Mic Modification Clinic open to all students and the company now sends him samples of new products. These mics are used in classes at the Conservatory giving students a chance to hear the latest transducers coming across the Pacific. This is supplemental to the mics always available to students from the CRAS’ substantial mic locker featuring products from Blue, Shure, Audio Technica, Sennheiser, AKG, Neumann, Oktava, SE Electronics and more.