Updating its successful, award-winning NTH-100 professional headphones, RØDE adds greater versatility and broadcast quality sound with the NTH-Mic detachable headset microphone and NTH-100M full headset/mic bundle.
Lavalier or shotgun microphone: which one should you use for your interview? There are pros and cons for each and in this B&H video, Gabriel Richards discusses the benefits and drawbacks so you can make an informed decision.
0:00 - Introduction
0:24 - Lav Microphones
1:51 - Shotgun Microphones
3:13 - Richards’
IK Multimedia is known for providing practical, cost-effective solutions to real-world audio problems, and its new USB microphone/audio interface addition applies that expertise to podcasting and streaming applications. The iRig Stream Mic Pro combines a condenser microphone and 24-bit / 96 kHz audio interface in one convenient package that’s ready to plug in to your computer for instant streaming
Videographers, podcasters, and content creators looking for a powerful and portable audio-recording solution will find a lot to like in TASCAM’s Portacapture X6, a streamlined version of its popular X8 model, but scaled back for smaller productions requiring fewer inputs and tracks. The more compact size makes the X6 easier to position for dialog recording while still allowing you to record up to six simultaneous 32-bit-float tracks at
Gabriel Richards tests the Hollyland LARK C1 DUO, a wireless mic system perfect for vlogging, mobile journalism, and content creation. The Lark C1 combines ease-of-use with high-quality audio.
0:00 - Key Features
1:27 - Detailed Specs/How to Use
3:51 - Outdoor Audio Test
4:07 - Hollyland Lark M1
4:44 - Final Thoughts
Audio-Technica is delivering a powerful new tool for the modern, professional streamer and gamer with the announcement of its new StreamSet headset, a forward-thinking update to its celebrated headphone line that combines the legendary sound quality of the ATH-M50x headphones with the crisp clarity of the 20-series microphones. Specifically designed to address the needs of gamers, streamers, and content creators, these headsets provide versatility, studio-quality sound, and come in two flavors: The
As a proven producer of drones and stabilized cameras, it was really no surprise when DJI’s first wireless microphone offering, the DJI Mic 2-Person system, turned out to be a big hit with mobile journalists, on-camera personalities, and content creators looking to raise their audio production values. But if you’re consistently only shooting a single on-camera talent, you may have been reluctant to invest in a two-transmitter system. Well, hesitate no more―DJI has just announced the
Gabriel Richards demos the re-released, retro, and legendary Moog synthesizer, the Minimoog Model D! This updated version maintains the exact sound engine as the original but with some additions, including analog LFO and Filter Contour as modulation sources, a Fatar TP-9 keybed with velocity and aftertouch, CV outputs for Pitch, Aftertouch, Velocity, and Gate, an external Modulation CV input, MIDI In, Out, and Thru, and improved circuit-board connectors for touring reliability.
0:00 - Introductory jam
Expressive E, in collaboration with Haken Audio, announced the release of a new standalone polyphonic synthesizer, the Osmose. Designed to set a new standard for musical expressivity, the Osmose features a deep, modular digital sound engine; hundreds of high-quality, ready-to-use presets; and new MPE gesture technology that allows you to not only play with ease but unlock new ways to control sound, such as pressing,
Join award-winning sound engineer Michael Bader as he enlightens us with tips on how to improve your at-home or in-studio audio setup. Bader also makes suggestions regarding how to hold your audience’s attention with just your voice.
0:00 - Introduction
1:05 - How to Hold an Audience’s Attention with just Your Voice
3:40 - How to Identify “Bad” Sound and Make it Working Audio
11:24 - How to Think like a Microphone, and Mic Placement
15:42 - How to Monitor the Audio from Your Mic
19:24 - What to Use to Cover the Mic
20:57 - Solutions fo
Serious online gamers know that audio is a critical factor, and Roland’s new BRIDGE CAST is an easy-to-use, all-in-one audio interface and mixer that helps ensure your audience is getting a truly professional-sounding experience. With plenty of connectivity options, a high-quality microphone preamp, powerful DSP processing, and intuitive mixer controls, the BRIDGE CAST makes getting professional sound quality quick and easy—so you can focus on the
Synthesizer designs in the 21st century have returned to hands-on control knobs for immediate, tactile sound sculpting, but when you switch between stored patches, the knobs don't accurately reflect the settings. This mismatch can lead to sudden, abrupt changes in the sound—like that time your dramatic live filter sweep accidentally began with the frequency knob maxed out. Well, all that is set to change with the introduction of the
Join Gabriel Richards as he demonstrates shows the features of the RØDE X XCM-50 and XDM-100, two USB-C microphones that are perfect for podcasters, streamers, and gamers! Using these microphones with RØDE's UNIFY software allows for an all-in-one solution for your audio needs. Compare their sound reproduction in this video, and let us know what you think, in the Comments section. Which works best for your setup?
0:00 - Introduction
1:04 - Highlighted Specs for Both
Audio-Technica bills its AT2020USB-X as “the best microphone for streaming, podcasting, recording music, gaming, and video recording.” This is a pretty lofty claim, but if anyone can live up to it, it’s Audio-Technica. The company has a stellar reputation in pro audio circles for sonics, reliability, and relatively low prices; one can get a lush studio sound with Audio-Technica mics at a fraction of the cost of, say
In June 2021, Apple revealed two exciting developments for music lovers: Apple Lossless and Apple Spatial Audio, each on offer for Apple Music, and each available now—provided you have the right hardware and the right OS.
What does this mean for you, the consumer? Let’s take a look.
We need to begin by defining “lossless” and “lossy.” I’ll use a mnemonic device to make it simple:
A lossless file exhibits no loss of audio quality when compared to the original master. A lossy file—such as an MP3 or an AAC—does exhibit a loss in