microphones

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…

Record 3D binaural audio with Hooke Verse hardware and software, for Android, iOS + more

Record 3D binaural audio with Hooke Verse hardware and software, for Android, iOS + more

Welcome to the world of 3D binaural sound, thanks to Hooke Audio, which graciously offered me the opportunity to review its Hooke Verse hardware and software. 3D binaural audio goes…

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…

Review: RØDE Procaster dynamic cardioid studio microphone with WS2

Review: RØDE Procaster dynamic cardioid studio microphone with WS2

This is my review of the US$229 RØDE Procaster dynamic cardioid studio microphone, which RØDE sent to me together with the RØDECaster Pro. Because there has…

RØDE SC6-L with an XLR microphone (or 2)? Yes, but with important details

RØDE SC6-L with an XLR microphone (or 2)? Yes, but with important details

I have covered the intriguing RØDE SC6-L audio interface in prior articles. The SC6-L is unique since it’s so tiny and inexpensive, yet acts as an…

Review: Simply Sound SS-1 pre-preamp, like elevator shoes for dynamic mics

Review: Simply Sound SS-1 pre-preamp, like elevator shoes for dynamic mics

This is a review of the SS-1 pre-preamp from The Simply Sound Company from Salt Lake City (Utah, United States), which graciously sent me a unit to review…

RØDE SC6-L: a game-changer for compact 2-track recording on iOS devices

RØDE SC6-L: a game-changer for compact 2-track recording on iOS devices

Although I have not yet received a review unit, I can already feel that RØDE’s recently announced US$79 RØDE SC6-L is likely to become a…

Review: Zoom SSH-6 (stereo) shotgun microphone for in-field interviews and more

Review: Zoom SSH-6 (stereo) shotgun microphone for in-field interviews and more

This article review is mostly about the Zoom SSH-6 (stereo) shotgun microphone (with mono mode), and partially about the Zoom H5 recorder. It’s also about how I have…

Documentary Sound – 28 Weeks of Post Audio Redux

Documentary Sound – 28 Weeks of Post Audio Redux

Editor’s Note: “28 Weeks of Post Audio” originally ran over the course of 28 weeks starting in November of 2016. Given the renewed focus on the…

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…

RØDE team members granted two US patents for firsts in microphone technology

RØDE team members granted two US patents for firsts in microphone technology

Australian pro audio company RØDE Microphones announced that two of its team members have recently received US patents through their ingenious work at RØDE. Technical Engineering Manager Luke…

BeyondPodcasting 2: Microphones—technologies, patterns and connection types

BeyondPodcasting 2: Microphones—technologies, patterns and connection types

In BeyondPodcasting episode 2, Allan Tépper presents a bird’s eye view of microphone categories: technologies, patterns and connection types. Among the technologies covered are ribbon, electret condenser and…

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…

How to pick a handheld digital mic for a smartphone/tablet

How to pick a handheld digital mic for a smartphone/tablet

Frequent readers know I review lots of microphones and audio interfaces, among many other things. One of the fastest-growing segment is audio/video production with a smartphone or tablet…