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First Look: Rycote Microphone Windshields at NAB 2014

At NAB 2014, Rycote introduced its new Super-Softie microphone windshield, with the new 3D Tex fabric. B&H interviews Rycote's Scott Boland about this non-furry material, which offers several advantages for wind attenuation over the traditional "dead-cat" style windscreens. Also, see the new Rycote Super-Shield, which will take the place of the S series.

Sennheiser and Countryman Microphone Kits Now at B&H Photo

B&H has scored an impressive exclusive—a bundle featuring a Countryman B3 Omnidirectional microphone, clips, windscreen, and a storage case. The standard-sensitivity lavalier mic capsule is moisture resistant, which makes placing it directly in hair or on bare skin easy, without the fear of distortion or “sweat-outs”—where moisture gets into the capsule and causes the mic to malfunction. They’re even color-matched to theater makeup shades and skin tones for better camouflaging during performances or interviews.

Wired for Sound: Making Connections

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Four Essential Tips for Mixing with Headphones

32-bit Frankenstien: Bring Your 32-bit AU Plug-ins Back to Life in Logic X

When Logic Pro X was released in 2013, many users breathed a sigh of relief: the DAW was long overdue for a refresh, and some were beginning to worry Apple was going to abandon its flagship music-creation software. Logic X proved that worry wrong, and was released with a slew of new features, not least of which is its entirely 64-bit architecture. Even though the previous version of Logic could be run in 64-bit mode, it still supported 32-bit AU plug-ins through its infamous 32-bit bridge.

Unveiled: Camera-Mountable Dual VHF Wireless and Smartphone Lav from Azden

Azden, a name well established in the field of portable wireless microphone systems, has announced two new products aimed squarely at event videographers and ENG users whose audio requirements have outgrown the built-in microphones found on video cameras and smartphones.

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Unveiled: Bose® SoundTrue® Headphones

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Unveiled: Bose Freestyle Ear buds

Bose has announced a new addition to its lineup of in-ear headphones that is geared toward those looking for Bose-quality audio in a fresh and colorful design. The FreeStyle Earbuds are available in Ice Blue or Indigo, and are clearly designed for comfort in use as well for Bose’s renowned audio quality. Coupling a lightweight body with Bose’s StayHear ear tips (small, medium, and large sizes included), the FreeStyles can be used on the go, at home, or at the office.

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Sony UWP-D Wireless

In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, demonstrates Sony’s new line of UWP-D digital wireless systems. Rives explores the UWP-D11 bodypack lavalier system, the UWP-D12 handheld transmitter systems, and the UWP-D16 bodypack lavalier, handheld, and plug-on transmitter systems.

The New Lectrosonics L Series: Compact, yet Big on Power

Lectrosonics, the US-based manufacturer of wireless systems that professionals in film, broadcast, and theater rely upon daily, has announced three new products in their “Large Bandwidth” series of wireless microphone technologies. The additions include two hybrid digital wireless beltpack transmitters: the L Series LMb and LT, as well as a single hybrid digital miniature wireless receiver: the L Series LR.

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