Recording Microphones

by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 11/10/2023
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 11/06/2023
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
0 Views ·Posted 11/03/2023
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.
0 Views ·Posted 10/18/2023
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.
0 Views ·Posted 09/27/2023
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
0 Views ·Posted 09/28/2023
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 09/19/2023
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
0 Views ·Posted 09/15/2023
Attention all podcast enthusiasts! Welcome to podcasting 101, 2023 edition. Gabriel Richards breaks down the list of all the equipment you need to get started on your podcast. Richards discusses everything, from mics, mixers, editing software, and even platforms to host your podcast. 0:00 - Introduction 1:18 - Microphones 6:03 - Audio Interface 7:23 - Podcast Mixers 9:08 - Headphones 10:07 - Mobile Podcasting 11:12 - Podcast Editing 13:10 - Podcast Hosting 14:04 - One Last Piece of Advice   Do you have a podcast you produce or would
by Robert Rives ·Posted 09/02/2023
The B&H 50th anniversary party continues with yet another esteemed company celebrating with us. This time, our good friends at Neumann are announcing a special limited-edition anniversary issue of the venerable U 87 Ai large-diaphragm condenser microphone. With three polar patterns to choose from, the versatile U 87 Ai is an industry standard, offering a timeless and special sound that remains highly coveted for
by Trevor Collins ·Posted 09/11/2023
In this modern age of digital convenience and computer-controlled audio production, the vintage sound of analog vacuum tubes remains highly sought after by musicians, recording engineers, and producers around the world. While many companies today recognize this fact and produce a seemingly endless array of clones of classic tube microphones, Lewitt has taken the rare path of bucking this trend and delivering brand new tube mic designs. Aiming to marry the warmth and smoothness of vintage tube tech with the clarity and precision of modern mics
by Trevor Collins ·Posted 08/10/2023
So, you want to build a home studio? There is no better time than the present to start accumulating your gear and capitalizing on holiday savings. After all, building any studio can be an expensive proposition. But don’t let it stress you out―as usual, B&H is here to walk you through the basics and help you decide what essential equipment you need, why you need it, and what you should be looking for when you begin your shopping spree. So, let’s begin! Audio Interfaces The first item you should consider when setting up your home studio is
0 Views ·Posted 06/15/2023
It’s easy to get great audio while recording at home if you have the right equipment. Join Shure Market Development Specialist Russ Helfman as he teaches you all you need to know using Shure’s MOTIV line of USB microphones. 0:00 - Introduction 1:24 - MV5c Mic 6:01 - MV51 Mic 10:17 - MV7 Mic 14:04 - MOTIV App with the MV7 Mic 21:04 - MV88 Mic with App Control 24:48 - XLR vs. USB Mics 30:19 - How to "Tweak" Mic Settings 32:04 - Laptop Mic vs. USB Mics 33:10 - The Benefits of Using USB mics 37:37 - Final Thoughts  Sponsored by
by Trevor Collins ·Posted 06/12/2023
Over the last decade, the professional podcasting, streaming, and content-creation industry has grown exponentially, and shows no signs of slowing down. Audio-Technica recognizes this trend and has upgraded its popular AT2020USB+ microphone with new features aimed at the pro-level content creator. Enter: The Audio-Technica AT2020USB-XP.
by Trevor Collins ·Posted 05/18/2023
Highly regarded as one of the most popular dynamic microphones available today, the Shure SM7B has become legendary for its versatility and the rich sound it produces when used for the human voice. Although originally designed for professional broadcast and voice-over work, the SM7B has found a place among modern musicians, podcasters, and content creators alike. However, despite its ease of use and forgiving nature, there are
by Robert Rives ·Posted 08/01/2022
Antelope is ensuring your late summer remains toasty with two hot product releases aimed at musicians, producers, and engineers looking for portable and budget-friendly ways to maximize their creative potential. The Edge Note is a small-diaphragm condenser mic capable of modeling 13 classic microphone models, while the brand’s most popular audio interface, the Zen Go Synergy Core, formerly only available with a USB connector, is now also