Sylvia Massy shows some of the most compelling, interesting, and extremely rare mics in her collection while sharing stories about the first 100 years of microphone development. And, she lets us hear some of her classic mics in action.
In addition to owning the largest microphone collection in the world, Sylvia maintains the world's largest library of original microphone documentation and supporting materials. She keeps over 1000 unique vintage microphone models in her studio and that's only a portion of her entire collection, which contains several historically significant and unusual microphones that simply don't exist anywhere else.
This is a re-edit of a presentation from August 2020 for the PNW Section of the AES, which was her first showing of any part of the collection. We think it's worth sharing with a wider audience.