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The Rode VideoMic Pro Shotgun microphone delivers quality sound in a compact size that's a great fit for HDSLR users. In addition, the mic's +20dB option can render less noise in HDSLR shooters' audio recordings, if their camera has manual audio control.
Unless you’re an enthusiast or you’re an expert in time travel, you shouldn’t have purchased a new music release on LP or cassette tape since the last two U.S. presidencies. It’s been almost 15 years since the compact cassette was more or less replaced by the CD—and the vinyl LP? That was dead about 10 years before that. You’ve had years to transfer these to CDs or to MP3, but now you finally have the time, so how do you do it?
The built-in microphones on portable digital recorders are great for recording ambient sounds and live music, and their line-level inputs are really handy when you need to connect a mixer. But how about taking advantage of the external microphone input on your recorder? Using tiny lavalier microphones with portable digital recorders opens up a wide range of creative recording possibilities. Check out this article to learn about the interesting things you can do with this gear.
When you start taking videography and filmmaking seriously, you quickly realize how important sound is to your productions. One of the first steps you can take to improve your audio is to upgrade your microphone to a professional shotgun mic with an XLR connection. In this article, I'll explain how you can do this, even if your camera doesn't have XLR microphone inputs.
The third generation of Avid's popular Pro Tools MBox was just announced. The new units feature a completely redesigned construction, guaranteed compatibility with all major audio applications and expanded capabilities. Check out this post for a first look at the new MBox 3 Mini, MBox 3 and MBox 3 Pro and for a comprehensive breakdown of the new features.
When people start learning about wireless microphone systems, they're sometimes surprised to find out that multiple components are needed: a microphone, a transmitter and a receiver. Samson's AirLine 77 headworn systems have a small transmitter built into the headset, so it seems like there are only two components involved, instead of three.
Imagine you're creating a soundtrack for a film or writing a new song and you've exhausted your collection of loops and software instruments. There's an emotion you're trying to evoke and your tools just aren't cutting it. This is when the 24 instruments and effects in Native Instruments Komplete 7 save the day. In one shot you've got 90GB of sounds to create with, and it's compatible with both Mac and Windows computers.
When choosing a digital piano, as a basic rule I always lean toward companies that have a reputation for manufacturing great-sounding acoustic pianos. If you want big piano tone and feel in a lightweight keyboard, you're asking for a lot, but you may be in luck. The new Yamaha NP-V80 and the Yamaha NP-V60 Piaggero keyboards weigh less than 16 pounds, yet offer 76 keys and rich piano tones.
It’s not about luxury when you order the reissue of a Led Zepplin record in 180g vinyl. It’s about not sacrificing anything to hear every nuance that was recorded in the best fidelity possible. There are listeners who can’t discern that those little white plastic ear buds you jam into your ears give you only a portion of the recording you’re listening to—while destroying your hearing.
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