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Build your dynamic microphone modularly: Pyle PDMIC78 with Shure accessories

Build your dynamic microphone modularly: Pyle PDMIC78 with Shure accessories

Some people call the Pyle PDMIC78 a knockoff of the Shure SM57. That description is true regarding the physical shape and dimensions, but not the sound. For vocal recording, many…

Review: iRig Mic HD 2 handheld digital microphone

Review: iRig Mic HD 2 handheld digital microphone

Back in 2014, I reviewed the original <US$130 iRig Mic HD handheld digital microphone, which IK Multimedia released at that time. With the included cables, it worked directly…

Review: AT875R shotgun mic & AT8415 shockmount from Audio Technica

Review: AT875R shotgun mic & AT8415 shockmount from Audio Technica

Most people think about using a shotgun mic for dialog, and mainly outdoors. However, the US$169 AT875R from Audio Technica is one of the few shotgun microphones that also…

Shure SM58 microphone celebrates its 50th anniversary

Shure SM58 microphone celebrates its 50th anniversary

Both the SM58 and the very similar SM57 are ubiquitous models of classic dynamic handheld microphones. Although its creator is now officially known as Shure Incorporated, the company was born…

How I interviewed presidential candidate Gary Johnson with a digital mic from Italy

How I interviewed presidential candidate Gary Johnson with a digital mic from Italy

Last week, I had the pleasure and honor of conducting a brief, in-field interview with US presidential candidate Gary Johnson for my CapicúaFM show after his press conference…

How to record great location sound without a boom operator

How to record great location sound without a boom operator

One of the worst mistakes you can make when recording location sound is to rely on a boom shotgun mic without an operator. Shotgun mics actually have a very narrow…

The 2015 Holiday Buying Guide for the Filmmaker

The 2015 Holiday Buying Guide for the Filmmaker

The holidays are nearly here, and if you have a filmmaker you are shopping for you, may be stumped as to what you should get for them.  Well fear…