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by Trevor Collins · Posted 11/22/2023
Teenage Engineering made waves with the release of its PO-33 K.O!, one of the best-selling samplers in the world. Now the brand is ready for Round 2 with the EP-133 K.O. II, the next evolution of its champion sampling machine. With more power, more sampling capabilities, and a fully reworked sequencer with brand-new punch-in effects, the EP-133 K.O. II is ready to take your pocket operation to the pro leagues.
by Trevor Collins · Posted 11/15/2023
Professional music producers, arrangers, and stage performers have long looked to Yamaha for their vital tools―namely, powerful multi-faceted arranger keyboards, from the old Motif series to the modern GENOS platform. Now, Yamaha is updating its GENOS line to be the foundation upon which all future Yamaha keyboards will be built with the GENOS2, the most comprehensive toolbox Yamaha has ever provided for keyboard
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
by Trevor Collins · Posted 10/18/2023
Choosing a microphone is difficult, even on a good day. With so many options, and so many subtle differences in design, it takes a great deal of patience and a discerning ear to find the right mic for your application. That’s why B&H has decided to reduce the burden on the customer and present a new way of testing mics before you buy: Enter the B&H Virtual Mic Locker. Based on a select list of B&H’s top broadcast microphones, the B&H Virtual Mic Locker is an online tool that helps you determine the sonic differences between
by Eric Calvi · Posted 10/12/2023
DPA is proud to unveil the 2017 Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone, a budget-friendly alternative to the renowned 4017 microphone. This microphone is meticulously crafted for broadcast applications, such as streaming live sports events, Electronic News Gathering (ENG), audience pickup, theater productions, and location sound.
by Trevor Collins · Posted 10/09/2023
Today, there’s no shortage of purpose-built gear on which content creators can cut their teeth. Now, BOSS is entering the ring with its own portable audio command center, the Gigcaster 8, which provides musicians, educators, streamers, and content creators with a compact 8-channel mixer and audio interface that aims to provide an entire project studio in one convenient device.
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 -
Now it’s even easier to capture audio interviews in the field, thanks to Sony’s new wireless audio options, which include its podcasting ECM-S1 Wireless Streaming Microphone System and the ECM-W3 Wireless Microphone 1-Person and
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
Before you begin your podcast, you need to make sure your audio recording is crystal clear. Andrew shares some proper microphone techniques to help you get the best sound for your podcast. 0:00 - Introduction 0:17 - Proximity Effect 1:26 - Plosive Sounds 3:33 - Setting the Input Gain 4:30 - Final Thoughts Did you find these tips helpful? Do you have any to add? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
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
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 Robert Rives · Posted 09/01/2023
Shure continues bringing technical excellence and dependable performance to its popular lineup of headphones and earphones with two exciting updates, a new AONIC 50 Gen 2 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphone and a new pair of the venerable SE215 earphones, styled in a distinctively eye-catching green. AONIC 50
Never content to rest on its laurels, Focusrite is updating its popular Scarlett lineup of USB-C 24-bit / 192 kHz audio interfaces with new 4th-generation models offering updated features with today’s musicians and content creators in mind. Improvements in this generation include new microphone preamps with up to 69 dB of gain, better A/D converters with a wider dynamic range up to 120 dB, and loopback functionality for sampling and podcasting. Scarlett Solo and Scarlett Solo Studio Singer-songwriters and burgeoning creators looking for a cost
by Trevor Collins · Posted 08/24/2023
It’s an undeniable fact that Zoom has established itself as one of the preeminent figures in modern content creation, with versatile and intuitive products designed to make the creation process easier. Riding this trend, Zoom is announcing the release of a new compact shotgun microphone that will capture high-quality audio in a variety of shooting scenarios with minimal effort. Enter the ZSG-1 On-Camera Shotgun Microphone.