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One way to improve the quality of your in-camera audio when shooting video with an HDSLR camera is to utilize an external adapter box (called a Camcorder XLR Adapter). These gizmos attach to the base of your camera and enable you to connect multiple XLR microphones to your camera’s lowly mini-plug mic input. 

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When people complain about modern music, they often cite obnoxious, unnatural pitch correction as one of the main culprits for their dislike. Whether you agree with this assertion or not, it's important to understand that some of the tools that are used for pitch correction can also sound as natural and emotive as a stark and unprocessed Joni Mitchell recording from 1971. 

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When you’re operating a boompole to capture dialog for a video or film production indoors, it’s often best not to use a shotgun microphone. The kind of microphone that you want to use is a small diaphragm condenser with either a hypercardioid or a supercardioid pick-up pattern. More specifically, there are only a handful of microphone models that are preferred for this task.

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We spend a few minutes checking out the second generation of Korg's portable nanoSERIES: the nanoPAD2, the nanoKEY2, and the nanoKONTROL 2.

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With XLR inputs, solid mic preamps, and optional AGC disabling, the DXA-SLR allows you to use quality microphones with your DSLR camera.

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The VRM Box from Focusrite is a unique USB computer audio interface that’s solely dedicated to headphone monitoring. It enables you to listen to mixes on your computer with 15 different sets of emulated studio monitors, featuring everything from Genelec 1031A’s and Yamaha NS10’s to the built-in speakers on a flat-panel television.

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The ONE USB interface brings Apogee quality audio and a built in condenser mic to Mac platforms at a great price point.

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These solid, low latency interfaces offer Focusrite mic preamps and a useful software package for a great value.

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This hybrid hardware/software drum machine offers great drum sounds while the controller makes programming and performing easy and fun.

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Featuring audio resolution rates up to 24bit/192kHz and both USB and XLR outputs, the Yeti Pro Microphone is versatile and sounds great.

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The M-Audio Axiom 25 features two-octave keyboard, encoder knobs, Mixer and Instrument modes, a Zone feature and Direct Link software.

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Olympus knows a thing or two about making portable recorders, and its new LS-100 has the distinction of being the highest-quality model the company has ever produced. It features an excellent-sounding pair of built-in stereo condenser microphones, as well as a pair of XLR combo inputs.

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Røde is the undisputed leader in on-camera microphone technology, and its new Stereo VideoMic Pro is the most lightweight, compact and superior sounding camera-mountable stereo microphone the company has ever built.

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This B&H kit puts together the elements you'll need to bring quality vocal recordings to your music in one convenient, money saving package.

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The Venom combines classic analog sounds with digital processing to deliver a versatile synth with a distinctive, biting character.

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