Microphones

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Join Gabriel Richards as he demonstrates shows the features of the RØDE X XCM-50 and XDM-100, two USB-C microphones that are perfect for podcasters, streamers, and gamers! Using these microphones with RØDE's UNIFY software allows for an all-in-one solution for your audio needs. Compare their sound reproduction in this video, and let us know what you think, in the Comments section. Which works best for your setup? 0:00 - Introduction 1:04 - Highlighted Specs for Both
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The holiday season is off to a great start for content creators, with the introduction of Zoom’s latest innovation in portable recording, the MicTrak line of microphones/recorders for filmmaking, run-and-gun video, livestreaming, and podcasting. Three recorders/mics are available: Borrowing from the ultimate, take-anywhere Handy H1n recorder, the M2 MicTrak 2-track recorder and
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Shooters looking to mount a favorite shotgun mic directly on the camera are going to be very pleased with Tascam’s CA-XLR2d series of camera-mount XLR microphone adapters. TASCAM offers three options: the CA-XLR2d-C is designed for use with select Canon cameras, the CA-XLR2d-F is for use with FUJIFILM cameras, and the
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Serious creators looking for the right microphone for their broadcasting and podcasting needs are definitely going to want to check out the recently announced Blue Sona from Logitech, a supercardioid active dynamic microphone with ClearAmp technology for exceptional sound quality and plenty of gain.
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Antelope is ensuring your late summer remains toasty with two hot product releases aimed at musicians, producers, and engineers looking for portable and budget-friendly ways to maximize their creative potential. The Edge Note is a small-diaphragm condenser mic capable of modeling 13 classic microphone models, while the brand’s most popular audio interface, the Zen Go Synergy Core, formerly only available with a USB connector, is now also
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Introducing the newest member of the SmallRig microphone lineup: the Forevala W60 Wireless Microphone System. Sporting two transmitters with omnidirectional microphones and an ultra-compact receiver, this 2.4 GHz system easily integrates into your DSLR or smartphone filming setup to deliver audio up to 328' without obstructions. The Forevala W60 is SmallRig’s take on the ever-popular 2-person wireless systems that have taken over
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If you're a musician, engineer, producer, or creator actively working these days, you've probably had some experience with Zoom's wide range of reliable and innovative audio equipment. Zoom is well known for providing competitively priced gear that delivers dependable, high-quality sonic results, so the announcement of its new ZPC-1 pencil condenser microphone set has us excited to see this company's take on a stereo pair of small-
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Straight out of the box, Saramonic’s Blink 900 B2 Wireless Microphone System is simple yet advanced, small yet all-inclusive, and highly capable for solo or two-person scenarios such as livestreams, vlogs, interviews, podcasts, and more. Whether you record with a camera, shoot on a smartphone, or use your computer for production duty, the Blink 900 B2 has the green light to go, go, go. As with the other members of this series, this
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When it comes to capturing various acoustic instruments up close on stage or in the studio, relying on different mics is typical, if not expected. The Neumann MCM (Miniature Clip Mic) System shatters that norm by merging pro-grade condenser sound quality with extensive instrument-specific mounting options and connectivity that supports traditional mic preamps, as well as wireless transmitters.
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Well, content creators, it looks like our Australian friends at RØDE have leveraged their head start on the new year to ready an exciting new tool for run-and-gun productions in 2022: the VideoMic GO II, an updated version of the incredibly popular on-camera directional shotgun microphone. This new version expands the mic’s versatility by adding a USB port for digital compatibility with computers, as well as iOS and Android mobile
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Lots of free time during the pandemic brought many budding content creators out of hibernation as they began to document their days and family milestones with a newfound voraciousness. As they upgraded their gear, they may have come to understand what numerous freelance filmmakers and hobbyists already discovered: The built-in microphones of DSLR cameras leave much to be desired. The Saramonic Vmic5 Pro endeavors to
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Today, our Australian friends at RØDE have added a little more cheer to the holiday season with the announcement of their new Lavalier II Microphone, a premium lav aimed at content creators and offering a distinctly different appearance than their Lavalier GO,
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In a world nearly overrun by USB microphones, I set out to see what sets the AKG ARA apart from the masses. Since there’s no shortage of USB condenser mics available, even with the current supply chain issues, people can still be picky and not resort to settling for a less-than-ideal solution. So, considering the demands of present-day content creators, livestreamers, podcasters, vloggers, and musically gifted online
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For more than 50 years, Rycote has leveraged its audio expertise to design and manufacture industry-leading windshield kits, shockmounts, and other accessories. The one thing the company hasn’t done was design and create its very own high-quality professional broadcast microphones—until now. The Rycote HC-15 and HC-22 Shotgun Microphones have an interference tube that provides a high-performing, all-purpose solution
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Earthworks announces the ETHOS, a broadcast microphone that’s designed to capture your voice faithfully, making it well suited for podcasts, narration, commentary, and audiobook recordings and production. Available in a shiny stainless steel or subdued matte black, the ETHOS utilizes a small-diaphragm condenser capsule