Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 13
footy-tips-gap-year

footy-tips-gap-yearUpdate: Footy Tipping 2014 – we’ve received a flurry of emails, phone calls, and a rush of tippers coming into the shop wondering “where is footy tipping on your new website”. It’s been a cross between a Shakespearean tragedy, and a shootout at the O.K. Corral… Read More »

March 7
sennheiser-e906-box

sennheiser-e906-boxMore cab savvy than a tour of the Barossa, Sennheiser e906 is the specialist guitar amplifier microphone that simply works, with stunning results. There’s a lot of love floating around for this microphone. It’s perfect for stage use, being dynamic and supercardioid, and is built tougher than a brick dunny. It’s really up to you how you use it, but here’s… Read More »

March 7
labour-day-siesta

labour-day-siestaHeads up – Factory Sound will be closed for Labour Day on Monday 10th March. It is, of course, the annual celebration of 8 hours work, 8 hours recreation and 8 hours of rest, but for those who regularly perform, mix, lug, promote or support the Australian music scene, we already know that the 8-8-8 split is probably quite flawed. In fact it’s probably closer to 12 hours work, 7 hours travelling… Read More »

March 6
akg-d112

akg-d112Often referred to as ‘The Egg’, for obvious reasons, AKG D112 has been around for ages. A couple of decades ago it was just about the easiest mic to grab and get a great kick sound from. Thesedays, it seems like there are about 400 different kick drums microphones available, so D112 doesn’t scream out as loud for attention – but it is nevertheless still a great mic for your bass drum sounds. Goo goo g’joob… Read More »

March 5
sm58-packaging

sm58-packaging You’ve seen a great price on Shure SM58 online, and you’re wondering if the price really is too good to be true? Let’s cut straight to some facts that we’ve collected over the past couple of decades. All genuine Shure SM58 microphones are made in Mexico. If the one you’re looking at (or have mistakenly purchased) says ‘Made in USA’ then it’s a fake. However, if it’s a Shure SM58S (with a switch), then ‘Made in Mexico’ is also means it’s a fake – all SM… Read More »