In the following video, B&H’s own Rob Rives demonstrates the new QLX-D digital wireless audio system, and some of the applications in which it can be useful. The video’s audio is all recorded through the QLX-D system, allowing you to hear exactly what it’s capable of capturing. Rives gives us a rundown of its specs,...
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Shure PG ALTA line of microphones. The microphones are designed to provide high-quality sound at an approachable price point for musicians and performers in a wide range of recording and live applications.
The video explores ten different microphones, as well as three different kits for various applications. Specifically, Rives looks...
Shure’s contributions to this year’s CES come in the form of some very forward-thinking digital microphones with very vintage aesthetics, and a mobile app to complement them. First up is the stereo MV88, which sees the audio giant jump headfirst into the growing and crowded iOS audio market. It is equipped with a Lightning connector, and so attaches directly to your iPhone or iPad, and features a...
In 1939, Shure introduced the 55 Unidyne to the pro audio world, a cardioid dynamic microphone with an iconic look that quickly became a staple for broadcast, public address and music recording. With its trademark “birdcage” grille enclosure, and its ability to control feedback and reduce...
Though many of the microphones in Shure’s SM series, such as their SM57 and SM58, are considered to be staples both live and in the studio, Shure is clearly not content to let the reputation of the SM series be based solely on earlier accomplishments.
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.
Whether you are a student, independent filmmaker, production company, or video journalist, wireless miking is an invaluable technique, and in many cases, one that you simply cannot do without. While shotgun mics will always have an important place in audio for film, the ability to close-mic a subject can allow for clearer dialog capture.
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.
If you gather ten sound engineers in a room and ask them what’s the best way to record something, don’t be surprised when you get ten different answers. One thing that makes sound engineering such a fun field is that all ten answers will probably be right.
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.
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.
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.
Shure has a hard-earned reputation as one of the standard bearers for quality wireless microphone systems. Their new BLX wireless system is geared toward users who are in need of a system that has more than “entry-level” features but do not have the need (or the budget) for something like the Shure ULX series.
As Digital Signal Processors (DSP) and wireless technology continue to advance independently, manufacturers are striving to design products integrating a symbiosis of both. This was a clear theme among live-sound products being introduced this year at NAMM. Go Digital or Go Home!