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Compare Camera Built-in Mic, Zoom H4n and H2n Audio Recorder, External Shotgun Mic from Canon XA10 camera, Rode Condenser Shorgun Mic

When recording voice using DMC microphones, Rode Condenser Shotgun Microphone seems to yield the best quality. Zoom H4N audio recorder is too sensitive, therefore static noises are noticeable. Camera built-in mic record less statics, but the audio does not sound as clear as Rode mic. When recording music performance using DMC microphones, Zoom H4N audio recorder […]


Rice GCURS Laser Etched Glass Cube

The DMC was able to assist Rice GCURS (Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium) in creating a 3D file that was etched into glass. The result was given to participants of GCURS 2016 for their presentation of original research discoveries gcurs.rice.edu The 3D file was created in Autodesk Maya and Blender


Recording Performance Using DMC Equipment

Aaron Garrett, Assistant Production Manager at Shepherd School of Music, has been using DMC equipment, particularly Canon Vixia XA10 video camera and Velbon tripod for theatrical recordings. Recently he started to use DMC new Sony HXR-NX3/1 NXCAM Professional Handheld Camcorder and Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System to record his performances. https://www.youtube.com/c/AaronGarrettMLH – […]


YouTube Series “Poco Piano” (Spring 2013)

As a part of the DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) program at Rice University, Makiko Hirata, a PhD student at Rice Shepherd Music School, had to pick an independent project that would promote music students as a performer and/or a pedagogue to their prospective audiences, presenters, and employers. With help and support of DMC staff, […]


Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA) Project ( 2013-2015 )

The Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA) is a research archive focusing on Houston’s Asian American immigrant experience. Oral histories in digital audio format are major part of their collections. Between 2013-2015, the DMC provided training to the project interns and the students who were enrolled in 387 AACC class on how to record an interview with DMC audio recorders, […]