microphone

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: RØDE Broadcaster, the voice microphone that challenges conventional wisdom

Review: RØDE Broadcaster, the voice microphone that challenges conventional wisdom

The general consensus is that in order to reject background noise (especially with acoustically untreated rooms), it behooves you to use a dynamic microphone, not a condenser one. The R…

Use wireless Apple AirPods’ mic for shooting standups/monologues with your smartphone?

Use wireless Apple AirPods’ mic for shooting standups/monologues with your smartphone?

Cielo de la Paz of The Storyographist has successfully used the AirPod’s wireless microphone to record standups and monologues, as proven in the video ahead. With a hairstyle like…

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…