Recording Microphones

by Mos Khan ·Posted
Streaming has never been more approachable than it is right now. Regardless of the type of content you want to stream, the right equipment is readily available and in most cases relatively easy to set up. In this beginner’s guide, we’re going to take a look at the different tools and equipment you’re going to need in order to get started on your journey to become a streamer. Getting Started Most conventional streaming setups include a web camera, microphone, streaming software, and a capable PC with a stable internet connection. Depending on
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
Podcasters, streamers, and content creators around the globe have raved about Shure’s MV7 dynamic microphone ever since it dropped four years ago. The MV7 set the tone for podcast mic design, sporting a hybrid analog XLR and digital USB design that fit into the setup of just about any creator. Now, Shure is introducing its next-generation update: the MV7+.
by Gabby Bloch ·Posted
If you're new to the world of audio and are wondering what a mic preamp does and whether you need one for your home studio, you're in luck. We've put this guide together to answer all of your questions. What Is a Mic Preamp? The most basic function of a mic preamplifier, or preamp, is to increase the signal from your microphone so that you get plenty of gain to achieve high-fidelity digital conversion. In fact, a mic preamp is essential if you expect to hear anything from your mic recording. Another potential function of a mic preamp is to add
by Eric Calvi ·Posted
AEA Ribbon Mics announced its new NUVO N13 Active Ribbon Microphone, a mid-field mic designed to fill the gap between the N22 near-field mic and the N8 far-field mic. NUVO N13 Active Ribbon Microphone Discreet in size and shape, the bi-directional NUVO N13 uses a shorter, lighter,
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
NAMM 2024 has barely commenced and yet a plethora of exciting new products have already been announced. From handheld recorders, streaming mixers, and compact audio interfaces to headphones, microphones, and wireless systems, we’ve assembled some of the most interesting new pro audio products coming out of NAMM this year. And without further ado, let’s jump in. Zoom H-essential Series Zoom’s original H Series revolutionized the portable audio recording landscape by providing users with an on-the-go solution featuring high-quality stereo mic
by Robert Rives ·Posted
Musicians, engineers, and producers looking to expand their microphone lockers will want to look at two new large-diaphragm options from sE Electronics, the sE4100 and the T1. Both mics are cardioid-only versions of existing multi-pattern models, with the
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
Logitech has been an increasingly popular and competitive name in the content creation space ever since its acquisition of Blue Microphones, in 2018. Now, the brand is announcing another new addition to its ever-growing Yeti microphone line: the G Yeti Studio. Available in either black or off-
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Andrew Swift and Gabe Richards demo the Universal Audio SC-1 Standard Condenser Microphone with Hemisphere Mic Modeling. For those of you seeking a large diaphragm condenser mic that is affordable and sounds great, the Universal Audio SC-1 might be for you! 0:00 - In This Video 1:03 - About the SC-1 2:27 - Sound Test 4:15 - Hemisphere Mic Model in Action 6:07 - What Do You Think? Will you be
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
Right before the holidays, Sony decided to make a big splash with the reveal of the a9 III. This claims the title of world’s first mirrorless camera with a global shutter—and it does it in a big way. It’s a lightning-fast, full-frame camera that has the potential to revolutionize the industry. Sony also officially released the
by Robert Rives ·Posted
One of the keys to greatness, I’ve been told, is the ability to refine and improve your performance continually, even when it seems you’re already at the top of your game. No doubt this is the spirt in which RØDE is introducing the NT1 Signature Series, the latest iteration of the astronomically popular workhorse studio condenser XLR microphone. This time, the mic offers some of the features and
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Andrew Swift reports on the Earthworks ETHOS, a broadcast condenser mic made for voice-overs, podcasts, broadcasts, and narration. No matter how your voice sounds, the ETHOS is designed to capture it faithfully! What do you think of the Earthworks ETHOS mic? Is this one for your gear locker? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
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If you want the Sony C-800G condenser mic sound without the price, then look no further! Let’s take a look at how Sony’s C-80 and C-100 sound, in a real-world scenario. 0:00 - Introduction 2:10 - Real-World Test 4:09 - Processing 4:46 - Physical Specs and Accessories 5:38 - Which Mic is for You? Thank you to Engine Room Audio NYC for allowing us to record at their studio.
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Podcasters, streamers, and content creators: take notice. Shure is updating one of its most successful microphones, the ubiquitous SM7b, to make your work easier than ever. The new active dynamic SM7dB takes all the smooth, polished, flat, and wide frequency response of the original and adds a built-in preamp
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Join Andrew Swift in the studio as he compares the Audio-Technica AT2020USB-XP to the AT2040USB. He explains which microphone is better for livestreaming, podcasting, filming YouTube videos, and recording music. 0:00 - In this Video 0:37 - Condenser vs. Dynamic 1:20 - Acoustic Instrument Test 1:43 - AT2020USB-XP Ambient Noise Reduction Test 2:55 - AT2020USB-XP Automatic Gain Control Test 3:41 - What is the AT2040USB Good For? 4:14 -
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
2023 has been an exciting year for Logitech. Following its acquisition of the popular audio equipment brand Blue Microphones, Logitech is rolling out several new products in the Logitech G line of gaming devices. With three new microphones and two new lighting rigs, all built around the modern gamer, Twitch streamer, and content creator, fans of Logitech and the former Blue Microphones have a lot to which they can look forward. Yeti Orb First up is the