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Sennheiser is looking to expand its already considerable influence both in the ENG and studio worlds with the announcement of the Esfera Surround Microphone System and MK 8 Condenser Microphone. Looking to simplify 5.1 surround sound... READ MORE

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Some recent camera designs have proven to be so compact that they require a shorter shotgun mic to avoid having the mic appear in the shot. Que Audio’s Q 210 Microphone Kit addresses this problem head on. The kit is centered on the supercardioid QLM4 shotgun mic, which at a compact 210mm,... READ MORE

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Hands-on Review
Sanken's new CSR-2 shotgun microphone, introduced at NAB 2014, features a switch for rear rejection to enable expanded reach for the shotgun. The CSR-2 has two unique rectangular capsules, one to pick up audio in front and the other to reject audio in the rear. Listen to our real-world demo of this mic on the show floor, and see a roundup of Sanken's other mics. We hope you enjoy the video, and... READ MORE

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Robert Rozak, of JuicedLink, introduces the company's new Little DARling DAR122, a tiny distributed audio recorder for filmmakers that eschews internal microphones for weight savings and features locking connectors and plug-in power for lav mics.... READ MORE

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Hands-on Review
Jesse Parker, of Sound Devices, explains the 970 model audio recorder, a rack-mountable unit that records up to 64 channels of 96kHz, 24-bit audio and associated metadata, and features MADI and Dante I/O. The 970 offers a large LCD readout panel, eight line level analog inputs/outputs, a... READ MORE

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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... READ MORE

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At NAB 2014, Sound Devices introduces its Pix 270i Video Audio Recorder that records ProRes or DNxHD video as well as 64 channels of audio, with MADI & Dante I/O for audio and 3G-SDI & HDMI I/O for video. There's also a hardware scaler and frame-rate converter to record video at a different rate from what the input camera might support. The PIX 270i can be grouped with other PIX 270i... READ MORE

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Tips and Solutions
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... READ MORE
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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... READ MORE
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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... READ MORE
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Tips and Solutions
Modern-day musical synthesizers offer a staggering array of options for control of parameters, note sequencing, and interfacing with hardware sound modules and software DAWs and plug-ins. Among these, the now-ubiquitous MIDI (Musical Instrument Device Interface) protocol has been around since 1983, while the network-optimized, less widely adopted, OSC (Open Sound Control) has been in use since... READ MORE
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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. First up is the WDL-... READ MORE
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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. To that end, the company recently made two additions to the SM lineup, in the form of headset and lavalier mics.... READ MORE
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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... READ MORE
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Features
Anyone who has even a cursory interest in digital audio might have come across the name Harry Nyquist, and the theorem that bears his name. That’s because without his work (but not just his alone), good, clean, modern digital audio wouldn’t exist. So, who exactly was Harry Nyquist, and why should we care? Well, the good news for those that don’t care is that you don’t need to know. Unless you’re... READ MORE
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