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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…

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…