Studio Microphones

by Trevor Collins ·Posted
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
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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
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
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 Trevor Collins ·Posted
Teenage Engineering, maker of powerful, intuitive, engaging, and portable creative products, is continuing its proud tradition with one of the smallest professional studio mics ever built, the CM-15 portable studio condenser microphone. Packing a powerful large diaphragm, audiophile-grade A/D converter, and a dual XLR and USB-C output design, the CM-15 is set up to change the game in portable
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted
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-
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Purpose-built for podcasters and content creators on a limited budget, the Audio-Technica AT2040 Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone benefits from A-T’s decades of expertise in constructing trusted microphones for the studio and stage. It features a large-diaphragm dynamic capsule in a classic end-address configuration, just like traditional broadcast-style mics used by pros on and off camera for years. Not only does
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In the final part of this three-part series, Justin Colletti, of Sonic Scoop, and producer Bob Mallory, discuss how to handle the daunting task of choosing microphones, covering several examples from a single inexpensive dynamic to multiple pairs of condensers. Listen to A/B comparisons of spoken word and acoustic guitar sources recorded with different microphones, in the same acoustically treated room discussed in the first video of this series. They also give us some real-world suggestions on how to most effectively use your acoustic space
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted
With their eye-catching aesthetics and clean, detailed sound, Blue’s microphones have been a respected part of the pro audio world since 1995. In a previous announcement, we had shed some light on the company’s Spark SL microphone, but now the company is issuing a new take on the mic—the Blackout Spark SL—so we here at B&H think it’s time to revisit this plucky project-studio microphone. Suitable for voice-over work, singing,