microphones

The New Neumman TLM-107

At the 2013 AES show in New York City, Neumann unveiled a new addition to their TLM microphone line, in the form of the TLM 107, available in both matte black and nickel finishes. The large diaphragm microphone sports classic lines and a transformerless circuit for natural and linear sound reproduction with added dynamic range.

Lavalier Microphones

Lavalier microphones are often the appropriate choice in many ENG, public speaking, and theatrical scenarios. In this video, Rob Rives teaches us the basics of lavalier miking and shows us several different lavalier microphones in various price ranges.

How I Built My Podcasting Network: Mignon Fogarty

If you've ever searched the web to determine the proper use of a semicolon, or to figure out the difference between "affect" and "effect," then you've likely encountered Ms. Mignon Fogarty, who is better known as Grammar Girl. What's become a media empire started out as a humble, five-minute grammar podcast. One individual with a microphone, an internet connection and a dream. B&H Insights caught up with Mignon to find out how she got her start, how she developed her network, and what she envisions for the future.

Shotgun Microphones for HDSLR Cameras

Okay. You’re out shooting an event or an interview. You have your HDSLR camera and your fast zoom or prime lenses, and your footage is looking great. When you get home, you import the footage into your editing software and, to your dismay, you discover that the sound quality is significantly lacking. Sound familiar? No matter how good your footage looks, bad sound can ruin a project.

Hands-On Review: the Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphones

As DSLR cameras continue to be a popular choice for capturing video, we have seen their feature set and value expand. However, one area where DSLRs consistently come up short is their built-in microphones. Commonly, many built-in mics will pick up mechanical noise from the camera.

Hands-On Review: Shure LensHopper VP83F and VP83

In this video, Rob Rives takes a look at Shure’s new LensHopper camera-mountable shotgun microphones. There are two models, both specifically designed to work with camcorders and DSLR cameras. The VP83 is the microphone-only model, while the VP83F features an integrated flash recorder for even better sound quality.

Audio for DSLR, Part 3: Dual Systems

In the third and final episode in our series dedicated to helping DSLR shooters improve the audio quality of their video productions, we take a look at some dual-system solutions. “Dual systems” means we use an entirely separate device to record our audio.

The Modular Sennheiser K6 Series Explained

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.

Cut Background Noise with the Sennheiser MD-46 Handheld Interview Microphone

The Sennheiser MD-46 is an interview microphone specifically designed for electronic news-gathering (ENG) purposes. Unlike many interview mics, which are built with an omnidirectional response, the MD-46 has a cardioid polar pattern (though an omnidirectional version exists in the form of the MD-42).

The Ultrabook™-Based Portable Recording Studio

In the past 15 years, everything about the process of recording and distributing music has changed. The major labels have toppled from their pedestals, and with them have fallen their high temples—recording studios. 21st- Century recordings take place in bedrooms, basements, rehearsal spaces, and out on the road.

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