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PVC’s  2019 Ultimate Guide to Christmas gift ideas for vloggers and YouTubers

PVC’s 2019 Ultimate Guide to Christmas gift ideas for vloggers and YouTubers

From a new camera to accessories that will be welcome, PVC’s gift suggestions for vloggers and YouTubers cover a range of different price points and equipment any vlogger will…

RØDE NTG5 short shotgun mic: 5 ways it dethrones the MKH-416

RØDE NTG5 short shotgun mic: 5 ways it dethrones the MKH-416

Since before the NTG5’s review sample arrived from Australia, I was already thinking about different ways to measure and test it, both by itself and against the industry standard…

RØDE launches new VideoMic NTG hybrid shotgun microphone

RØDE launches new VideoMic NTG hybrid shotgun microphone

Today, RØDE announced the new VideoMic NTG shotgun microphone. It’s the first hybrid shotgun I’ve ever seen to hit the market, with several attractive features and technology…

RØDE unveils NTG5 short shotgun microphone

RØDE unveils NTG5 short shotgun microphone

NOW UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Under strict embargo until now, RØDE has just unveiled its new NTG5 short shotgun microphone. The Australian manufacturer states that the NTG5 sets a new…

Review: Samson DE50x head microphone with micro-miniature capsule

Review: Samson DE50x head microphone with micro-miniature capsule

Here is my review of the ≈US$170 Samson DE50x head microphone with micro-miniature capsule. The DE50x includes 4 windscreens, a collar clip, and a very practical carrying case…

New iRig microphones and iRig Stream for smartphones and cameras

New iRig microphones and iRig Stream for smartphones and cameras

Whether you need a microphone for your smartphone or DSLR, IK Multimedia has a solution for you, with the new iRig Mics available next November. Discover the new Creator series…

Review: V-MODA BoomPro head microphone for certain headphones

Review: V-MODA BoomPro head microphone for certain headphones

The ≈US$30 V-MODA BoomPro microphone sounds great in its niche and is most similar to another head microphone I have reviewed before, the competing ModMic 5. What they…

Review: Plugable USB-VOX studio microphone

Review: Plugable USB-VOX studio microphone

My evaluation of the ≈US$75 USB-VOX studio microphone from Plugable involved several happy surprises, beyond its high quality sound for voice. Before its arrival, I knew that it…

Review: Samson Q8X supercardioid dynamic handheld microphone, headless with A81WS

Review: Samson Q8X supercardioid dynamic handheld microphone, headless with A81WS

This is my review of the ≈US$100 Samson Q8X dynamic handheld, XLR vocal microphone, headless with the ≈ US$30 Shure presidential A81WS windscreen. Two details make the Samson Q8X…

6 tricks with the RØDE Wireless GO mic system (TLDR Filmmaker)

6 tricks with the RØDE Wireless GO mic system (TLDR Filmmaker)

While I await the review unit of the RØDE Wireless Go microphone system (which I first covered upon its release at NAB in April), I am now sharing with…

DEITY V.Lav microphone solves TRRS/TRS conflicts automatically and intelligently

DEITY V.Lav microphone solves TRRS/TRS conflicts automatically and intelligently

One of my most popular articles in ProVideo Coalition is TS/TRS/TRRS/TRRRS: Combating the misconnection epidemic from 2015. Often, producers and recordists have needed to understand —and acquire…

RØDE launches smallest cordless microphone system: Wireless GO

RØDE launches smallest cordless microphone system: Wireless GO

At NAB 2019, RØDE is launching the US$199 Wireless GO, which promises to be the world’s smallest cordless microphone system. Ahead you’ll see the full press…

Samson Q2U headless mic with Shure A81WS presidential windscreen

Samson Q2U headless mic with Shure A81WS presidential windscreen

After hearing, reading and watching many reviews of the Samson Q2U, I sought out to cure its only important Achilles heel. The Q2U is a hybrid dynamic “handheld” type microphone…

Sennheiser Memory Mic: the “wireless” mic/body recorder review

Sennheiser Memory Mic: the “wireless” mic/body recorder review

The Sennheiser Memory Mic is a “wireless” mic/body recorder that auto-synchronizes audio that it records with the companion app that can shoot video. In fact, the device hardware…

9 reasons why the RØDE SC6-L is radically different from the SC6

9 reasons why the RØDE SC6-L is radically different from the SC6

After publishing my first-look article called RØDE SC6-L: a game-changer for compact 2-track recording on iOS devices, I have heard several people inaccurately say that…