USB Microphones

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 Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 06/02/2021
Start turning out podcasts, new livestreams, and fresh content in no time with the Zoom ZUM-2 Podcast Mic Pack, a complete bundle featuring a broadcast-style USB condenser mic with a custom windscreen, closed-back headphones, a tabletop tripod stand, and a USB cable. Since all components in this mic pack boast Zoom’s high-grade build quality, you can go anywhere with confidence, knowing that they’ll stand up to the trials of traveling here
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 04/20/2021
Supercharged with versatile mic-modeling technology that puts an entire vintage mic locker at your disposal and onboard DSP/FPGA chips that power the included plug-in bundle without taxing your computer, the Antelope Axino Synergy Core serves as a premium all-in-one USB microphone and audio interface that’s perfect for artists and producers who want professional studio quality in a single, compact package. Not only is it loaded with features
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 04/15/2021
Podcasting with multiple people and a single computer just became supremely easy, thanks to the release of RØDE Connect, a free Mac/Windows software application that supports connection of up to four NT-USB Mini microphones. Yes, that’s right: up to four of those fantastic little USB mics to one computer without any complicated routing or fancy finagling.
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 03/18/2021
Anyone in the recording game is familiar with Shure microphones—and anyone in the broadcast world is acquainted with the Shure SM7B. First released in 1973, the SM7B quickly became a standard not just in the world of music, but in radio and, eventually, podcasting. Now, nearly half a century
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 11/30/2020
Impart the revered sound quality of Earthworks microphones to your future podcasts, voice-overs, broadcasts, and livestreams with the Icon (USB) and Icon Pro (XLR) mics, both handmade in the USA for stunning looks, remarkable tone, and low maintenance. Whether you host Internet shows, Twitch your gaming action, or lead countless
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 11/08/2021
The year 2020 intensely changed the landscape for office employees, sending masses of people home to handle conferencing, collaboration, meetings, interviews, and even high-profile presentations from their personal spaces, be they makeshift offices in miniscule apartments or dedicated rooms in sprawling vacation homes. To make a great impression and command attention in such situations, your voice should sound as clear, present, and intelligible as it would in person; for that you need a high-quality microphone that won’t bog you down with a
0 Views ·Posted 05/21/2020
Jake shows you how using a USB microphone such as the Senal UB-440 can improve your Zoom meetings and video conferences. Whether you’re teaching online classes or taking part in an online meeting, a USB mic can greatly enhance your audio quality and clarity. He also demonstrates the value of using headphones, in his case the Senal SMH-
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 02/11/2020
The new RØDE NT-USB Mini puts the high-quality sound of RØDE studio mics into a compact desktop USB microphone purpose-built for podcasters, live streamers, gamers, and YouTube content creators. With its user-friendly controls, plug-and-play operation, and space-saving design, the RØDE NT-USB Mini lets you work quickly and get rewarding results. 
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 01/16/2020
There’s no better time than NAMM 2020 to announce an affordable mic designed specifically for podcasting, broadcasting, and live streaming, and that’s exactly what Samson did with its new Q9U XLR/USB dynamic microphone. Whether just starting your first episode or continuing production on an established series, you can benefit from the Q9U’s cost-effective versatility, high-resolution audio, and purpose-built functionality.
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 12/16/2019
So, you know someone interested in SoundCloud Rap. Maybe it’s your son, daughter, niece, or nephew. Maybe it’s a little brother or sister. Whoever it is, your little buddy—or “Lil’ Bud” for short—is showing all the signs of SoundCloud mania: they’re dying their hair a new color every day, and they’re holding a tattoo gun up to their face as you read this. You won’t let them ink up their cheek, of course. But you will encourage creativity wherever it may be found. Thus, you’d like to buy them a gift to facilitate their dream of making paper and
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 11/20/2019
Are you looking for one shotgun mic to handle it all—everything from run-and-gun filmmaking to recording voice-overs or podcasts over USB? If so, you ought to check out the RØDE VideoMic NTG. This mic ports over exciting new tech from the NTG5 to the VideoMic series, resulting in a whole a bunch of features every sound recordist can appreciate. Mount it on your DSLR and record highly directional audio right to your camera’s phone
by Staff Writer ·Posted 10/16/2019
AKG has a released the AKG Lyra USB microphone, with a sleek, retro look and a future-oriented application. If you’re making YouTube content, Twitch videos, podcasts, or records, this mic is just thing for looking like a consummate professional—and, more importantly, sounding like one, too. The AKG Lyra mic gives you 192 kHz recording at 24-bit, doing so in a way compatible with the standards of 4K video projects. The microphone itself offers
by Staff Writer ·Posted 09/17/2019
When it comes to USB microphones, Blue makes some of the most versatile and best-sounding capsules in the category. Now the company is taking its designs to new dimensions with the Blue Yeti X, available at B&H. This microphone provides four capsules to give you a wide array of polar patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid, bidirectional, and stereo. What does this mean for you? First and foremost, you have many choices when it comes to
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 07/16/2019
If you’re looking to avoid the expense and complexity of swapping microphones for different sources, you’ll need a single microphone that can do it all. The Senal UC4-B is designed to do just that; deftly switch between pickup patterns while retaining the reliable simplicity of USB connectivity. Whether you need to produce podcasts, track vocals, record instruments, or capture ambience, this multi-pattern USB microphone delivers