All this talk of VSTs and Oasys keyboards making you wistful?
Why not honor Presidents' Day (and St. Expeditus, patron saint of
procrastination — no, really) by journeying back to the golden age of radio and recording. Coutant.org
is an absurdly huge repository of vintage microphones (with pictures
and even comparative recordings), photographs, and links chronicling
audio's golden years. If you love big, clunky mics with the NBC radio
letters on the side, you'll feel right at home — and even non-techies
may find a tear in their eye surveying the long list of celebrities
intoning and crooning into the classic gear of yesteryear.
Because really, the only good mic is a ribbon mic.