Generally speaking, wireless receiver antenna systems tend to fall under the “necessary and important, but unexciting” category in live sound equipment, with most sporting a similar spaced diversity pair of antennas. RF Venue, clearly not content with the status quo in reception design, have developed a “better mousetrap.”
Today’s technology user constantly demands smaller and more portable devices. Customers want all-in-one, plug-and-play solutions that are versatile and easy to use. The world of audio recording has certainly followed suit, hence the growing popularity of USB microphones.
Kopul has just announced the addition of four line-to-mic attenuator cables for DSLR audio applications to their line of professional cable solutions for audio and video. Designed to take the line output from your portable digital recorder and connect it to the unbalanced mic level input on your DSLR camera, these cables allow you record audio to your external digital recorder and DSLR simultaneously.
When I first got into the audio-engineering business, I received advice from different people on a number of topics. Teachers, mentors, and friends would share their favorite mic-placement tips, preferred preamps for specific applications, or how they like to EQ a lead vocal to really get it to pop in a track.
As digital music continues to explore new realms and push boundaries through EDM, dubstep, and the growing trend of the mash-up, the demand rises for creative, functional, and deeply customizable MIDI controllers for both programming and controlling your DAW.
Bose® has long been known as an industry leader for their full-sized noise-cancelling headphones and they now bring their first pair of in-ear noise-cancelling headphones to market. The new QuietComfort 20™ and QuietComfot 20i™ offer Bose’s trademark Acoustic Noise-Cancelling technology in a compact in-ear design.
When you buy a single Sennheiser ew 100 G3 wireless microphone system and set it up, it will typically work really well right out of the box. However, if you buy two wireless systems and try to use them both without adjusting the settings, there’s a good chance you’ll run into trouble.
Capturing sound for film, TV, or podcasting can present some unique challenges. Unlike audio engineers working in a studio setting, many who work in film and TV do not have the relative luxury of working in the same acoustic environment every day.
Gator Cases has announced its new Frameworks line of stands for guitars, microphones, speakers and keyboards. While it’s easy to write stands off as unexciting, there are few greater frustrations on stage or in the studio than cheap stands that tip over the moment you put a mic or instrument on them.
When the iPad was released in 2010, it created a market for tablet computing that simply did not exist before. Initially, most iPad owners used it as an Internet consumption device; a clever new means for browsing, watching videos, checking email, playing games, and interacting with their online life.
One basic way to improve the sound quality of a video camera is to utilize an external, on-camera microphone. The microphone that’s built into your camera is typically of low quality and usually picks up lots of handling noise. An external microphone can provide better overall sound quality.
The Rocket is German company Waldorf's recent entry in the desktop synthesizer market. While ultra-portable and relatively inexpensive, the Rocket delivers some powerful sounds; aided by a terrific-sounding analog filter and a booster circuit for added warmth and distortion.
Sennheiser ew 100 G3 wireless mic systems are a popular option for use in video production, and they typically work right out of the box—without requiring you to fiddle around with the settings. Even though you can use these systems right away, they’re designed to be versatile, and they offer some important features that can help you avert potential disasters.
Hot on the heels of the iXY microphone, RØDE now introduces the smartLav lavalier microphone—for smartphones. Not only is it compatible with Apple iOS products, the smartLav also works with many Android devices as well.