microphone

First look: iRig Mic HD 2 digital microphone from IK Multimedia

First look: iRig Mic HD 2 digital microphone from IK Multimedia

Our friends from IK Multimedia in Italy have just announced the successor to the iRig Mic HD microphones, which I have reviewed previously. I wrote the word “microphones” in plural…

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…

Audio-Technica: a selection of microphones

Audio-Technica: a selection of microphones

Microphones that are popular among podcasters, YouTube personalities, journalists, voiceover artists and more were in Audio-Technica’s luggage when the company went to NAB 2017. Discover here the collection…

The K-Tek Boom Box doubles as an Apple Box

The K-Tek Boom Box doubles as an Apple Box

It’s a strong and versatile microphone boom stand, but when needed it doubles as an Apple Box, able to support up to 350 pounds (159 kg). Discover the K…

Review: RØDE i-XLR and RØDE Reporter app

Review: RØDE i-XLR and RØDE Reporter app

i-XLR is an ideal bridge from a single XLR balanced microphone or other mono audio source to an iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) with a Lightning port. I…

Why Shure’s own 545 palindromic mic beats the SM57 nowadays

Why Shure’s own 545 palindromic mic beats the SM57 nowadays

Six years before Shure released the ubiquitous SM57 dynamic microphone in 1965, the company began to sell its palindromic predecessor, the model 545. Although the 545 is much less prominent…

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…

Multitrack audio for best control later, versus live mix

Multitrack audio for best control later, versus live mix

In field production or in the studio, ideally, we record every audio source on its own track for absolute control in post. For many years, I have been covering devices…

A 3-in-1 microphone for Canon DSLRs

A 3-in-1 microphone for Canon DSLRs

Designed to complement the movie quality of the EOS range, the Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1 is a versatile microphone that can be used to capture a range of subjects…

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