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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…

Hybrid review: RØDE M5 microphone with a “foreign” accessory for voice/vocal

Hybrid review: RØDE M5 microphone with a “foreign” accessory for voice/vocal

There are many reviews of the Australian RØDE M5 microphone, but all for instrumental or choral applications. That’s why I decided to try it for more typical voice…

Review: Antlion Audio XLR Power Converter vs VXLR+

Review: Antlion Audio XLR Power Converter vs VXLR+

Antlion Audio recently introduced its new US$24.95 XLR Power Converter which now directly competes with RØDE’s US$25 VXLR+ which I reviewed in 2017. The two…

Review: JK Audio BlueDriver-F3 wireless Bluetooth transceiver for ENG

Review: JK Audio BlueDriver-F3 wireless Bluetooth transceiver for ENG

At NAB 2018 in Las Vegas, I got my first real opportunity to test JK Audio’s BlueDriver-F3 wireless Bluetooth audio transceiver for video ENG (Electronic News Gathering). In…

AirLinc for iOS goes multi-channel/multi-mic

AirLinc for iOS goes multi-channel/multi-mic

Back in 2015, I reviewed AirLinc, an iOS app that converts your iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) into a wireless microphone system, but immune to potential wireless interference. This…

Monitoring challenges when using multiple digital USB mics simultaneously

Monitoring challenges when using multiple digital USB mics simultaneously

Digital USB microphones have improved in quality and multiplied in availability on the market. This can simplify systems and often reduce overall cost. Thanks to several ingenious software developers —including…

Review: RØDE NT1 studio microphone, shockmount and pop filter

Review: RØDE NT1 studio microphone, shockmount and pop filter

Here is my review of the black-colored, high-end RØDE NT1 analog electret condenser studio microphone, together with its matching shockmount and pop filter, not to be confused…

Review: Sennheiser HandMic Digital with “secret” hardware limiter

Review: Sennheiser HandMic Digital with “secret” hardware limiter

The HandMic Digital from Sennheiser is the only dynamic mic I’ve encountered that ships with a Lightning cable, since the others I have used and reviewed have been electret…

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…