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Articles March-April 2021

Step Inside the All New Mondosonic Studio

The all new Mondosonic Studio, located in Ottapalam, Kerela, is a custom Music Production Facility and Studio. With Recording Equipment, Workflows..... read more

Bishwadeep Conceptualizes Sound Design in the Box

Having spent most of his career in Song and Music Recording, Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee was constantly toying with the idea of getting involved in designing sound for films..... read more

Celto Acoustique

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio products for the events and install industry. Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built..... read more

Acoustically OdBle

With Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar

Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar have between them more than 4 decades of extensive experience in the audio industry in India. They have done it all, from recording and mixing for ad films, to doing live sound for renowned artistes..... read more

All About Music, the Marantz Story

In conversation with Joel Sietsem and Alankara Santhana

Marantz has established a strong foundation in the industry with their High fidelity audio systems since the 1970s. Marantz designs products that have intricate detail..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - PART 6

By - Rahul Sarma, CEO, Menura Acoustic Labs in collaboration with Sound Wizard

We started this series with the definition of a small room, and went on to discuss wave interactions. We continued onto sound isolation, absorption and diffusion in parts 2 and 3. Parts 4 and 5 covered system design goals and finally how to optimize a system..... read more

Studio Showcase

If you had a sign above every Studio door saying ‘This studio is a Musical Instrument’ it would make such a different approach to recording.” - Brian Eno..... read more


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SANKEN CHROMATIC LAUNCHES CU-51 DUAL-DIAPHRAGM CONDENSER MIC


Sanken has introduced the new CU-51 cardioid condenser microphone as part of the Sanken Chromatic range of professional studio microphones. The CU-51’s unique dual-capsule design provides an exacting cardioid pattern ideal for vocals and a wide range of musical applications. The ability to withstand extremely high SPLs insures clean, distortion-free response when recording instruments with wide dynamics.


A very special characteristic of the CU-51 is its ability to maintain uniform response in both on-axis and off-axis positions. It is common knowledge that varying the direction of a microphone will change the frequency response and tone. The benefits of larger diaphragms are generally accepted, but previous designs typically exhibit limited high frequency response. Current methods to remedy that limitation also have compromises, including a varying response with the off-axis angle. The CU-51 is primarily a music microphone, unique to Sanken, and addresses the general desire to limit the sonic changes in position to level only.


The tone and response of the CU-51 remains consistent through changes in the axis angle while maintaining the benefits of a large capsule design.


The CU-51’s specially designed double capsule has one diaphragm that is optimized for low frequencies, while the other one captures the higher frequencies. To achieve this overall wide dynamic response, the capsules are individually positioned within the body of the microphone. The unique capsule mounting arrangement guarantees phase coherency between the two capsules in a meticulously engineered microphone that achieves totally transparent high-resolution results. The PPS (Polyphenylene) membranes are immune to the effects of humidity and temperature change, resulting in consistent response, regardless of the recording environment.

The CU-51’s frequency response is truly flat at 90 degrees, essential in maintaining sonic transparency. The microphone consistently delivers a high transient, natural and uncolored sound with vivid sonic imagery. The engineer is given the best possible natural sound for a wide variety of recording applications in music, and is especially suitable for vocals.



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