Dynamic Microphones

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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 -
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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.
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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
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With the holidays fast approaching, now is a great time to spice up your home studio with some delectable new gear. And what could make a bigger difference than a brand-new microphone? A good microphone can make or break a production, so it’s always vital to have a quality mic in your toolbox for addressing whatever recording scenario you might encounter. That’s why we’ve saved you some time and assembled a list of the best recording microphones on the market, as of 2023. So, without further ado, let’s dive in! Microphone Introduction Before
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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
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With so many vocal microphones out there, how do you know which one is best for you? Shure’s Russ Helfman and Laura Davidson give advice on picking out the right live vocal mic and go through the best mics that Shure has to offer. 0:00 - Introduction 1:29 - Common Polar Patters 2:47 - SM58 Mic 7:48 - Beta 58A Mic 11:03 - Super 55 Mic 14:06 - SM86 Mic 17:35 - Beta 87A & Beta 87C 20:47 - KSM8 & KSM9 27:27 - Final Thoughts 29:30 - Q&A How do you decide which microphone to choose? Let us know your tips in the Comments section, below.
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Podcasters, gamers, and content creators have a lot of USB microphone options these days, but when a proven performer like the Audio-Technica AT2040 gets updated with a USB-C connector, that's a really exciting development. Behold the new AT2040USB USB Microphone, poised to deliver rich speech and vocal tones directly to your computer at resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. In addition to the USB port
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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