Microphones

by Robert Rives ·Posted 04/18/2022
If you're a musician, engineer, producer, or creator actively working these days, you've probably had some experience with Zoom's wide range of reliable and innovative audio equipment. Zoom is well known for providing competitively priced gear that delivers dependable, high-quality sonic results, so the announcement of its new ZPC-1 pencil condenser microphone set has us excited to see this company's take on a stereo pair of small-
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 03/31/2022
Straight out of the box, Saramonic’s Blink 900 B2 Wireless Microphone System is simple yet advanced, small yet all-inclusive, and highly capable for solo or two-person scenarios such as livestreams, vlogs, interviews, podcasts, and more. Whether you record with a camera, shoot on a smartphone, or use your computer for production duty, the Blink 900 B2 has the green light to go, go, go. As with the other members of this series, this
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 02/14/2022
When it comes to capturing various acoustic instruments up close on stage or in the studio, relying on different mics is typical, if not expected. The Neumann MCM (Miniature Clip Mic) System shatters that norm by merging pro-grade condenser sound quality with extensive instrument-specific mounting options and connectivity that supports traditional mic preamps, as well as wireless transmitters.
by Robert Rives ·Posted 01/10/2022
Well, content creators, it looks like our Australian friends at RØDE have leveraged their head start on the new year to ready an exciting new tool for run-and-gun productions in 2022: the VideoMic GO II, an updated version of the incredibly popular on-camera directional shotgun microphone. This new version expands the mic’s versatility by adding a USB port for digital compatibility with computers, as well as iOS and Android mobile
by Jordan Gallant ·Posted 12/15/2021
Lots of free time during the pandemic brought many budding content creators out of hibernation as they began to document their days and family milestones with a newfound voraciousness. As they upgraded their gear, they may have come to understand what numerous freelance filmmakers and hobbyists already discovered: The built-in microphones of DSLR cameras leave much to be desired. The Saramonic Vmic5 Pro endeavors to
by Robert Rives ·Posted 11/24/2021
Today, our Australian friends at RØDE have added a little more cheer to the holiday season with the announcement of their new Lavalier II Microphone, a premium lav aimed at content creators and offering a distinctly different appearance than their Lavalier GO,
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 12/01/2021
In a world nearly overrun by USB microphones, I set out to see what sets the AKG ARA apart from the masses. Since there’s no shortage of USB condenser mics available, even with the current supply chain issues, people can still be picky and not resort to settling for a less-than-ideal solution. So, considering the demands of present-day content creators, livestreamers, podcasters, vloggers, and musically gifted online
by Eric Calvi ·Posted 11/23/2021
For more than 50 years, Rycote has leveraged its audio expertise to design and manufacture industry-leading windshield kits, shockmounts, and other accessories. The one thing the company hasn’t done was design and create its very own high-quality professional broadcast microphones—until now. The Rycote HC-15 and HC-22 Shotgun Microphones have an interference tube that provides a high-performing, all-purpose solution
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 11/05/2021
Earthworks announces the ETHOS, a broadcast microphone that’s designed to capture your voice faithfully, making it well suited for podcasts, narration, commentary, and audiobook recordings and production. Available in a shiny stainless steel or subdued matte black, the ETHOS utilizes a small-diaphragm condenser capsule
by Eric Calvi ·Posted 11/01/2021
Audio-Technica has introduced a new line of durable, subminiature BP899 omnidirectional and BP898 cardioid condenser lavalier microphones with a variety of termination options for wired or wireless use. The microphones’ wide dynamic range and tolerance for high sound-pressure
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 10/20/2021
Online content creators, gamers, and musicians looking for a USB mic to set them apart without setting their bank accounts back should seriously consider the AKG ARA. Styled with the air of a retro radio mic transformed for the future, the ARA can be proudly displayed on-camera; it’s the type of visual element that warrants insightful Internet comments like, “Good stuff. What mic is that? Looks super cool.” Since it has high-
by Eric Calvi ·Posted 10/13/2021
Adding to its growing ecosystem of professional wireless mics, Deity Microphones has released the Pocket Wireless, an ultracompact, clip-on digital wireless microphone system capable of working with your DSLR/mirrorless camera one day and livestreaming on your smartphone or laptop the next. It is available in black,
0 Views ·Posted 10/09/2021
If you have a phone full of rough song ideas and recordings and are wondering what to do with them, this workshop is for you. Join 25-year music industry veteran Cliff Goldmacher as he walks you through the process, from defining a rough recording to the overall importance of why sound quality matters when capturing your ideas. Whether you’re recording just vocals or an entire song, a rough recording can help you get your ideas down before recording a song in studio! How do you make your own rough recordings for song ideas? Tell us about it in
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 10/05/2021
Warm Audio—a company famous for its high-quality, price-conscious recreations of famous gear—has done it again, this time tackling one of the most sought-after microphones on the modern market: If you’ve ever wanted an 800G-style mic but couldn’t decide between the original or ten months of rent, the Warm Audio WA-8000 is perfect for you. This mic gives you all of the crispness, all of the sweetness, and all of that tube-
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 09/29/2021
Shure is releasing new gear for podcasters, streamers, musicians, and people who work from home—and we at B&H are excited to talk about it. First up is the MV7X, the all-analog version of Shure’s celebrated MV7 microphone. This is for voice-over artists and podcasters who love the look and sound of the MV7, but don’t need the USB part of it. This mic offers the discerning user a classic, broadcast look and a classic, broadcast sound—