Sennheiser has introduced a new stereo microphone for DSLR video cameras that breaks the mold of previous models, allowing stereo sound to be recorded that precisely follows the field of view of the camera’s lens.
Though they often take tremendous abuse in daily use, microphones are the most delicate and important part of the pro audio chain. To keep microphones working properly, there are a few things the audio engineer can do.
It may sound silly, but I have spent most of my life enduring cheaply-made, inadequate microphone stands. One day recently, I decided to change that. To my surprise, it opened a new world of options that I had missed before.
DPA Microphones showcased its new GSM4000 Gooseneck Shock Mount Accessory and MMP-G Modular Active Cable for MicroDot at the AES 2016 Show. Both accessories are brand new components for the d:dicate Microphone Series and give users the ability to create a completely wireless microphone setup while maintaining pristine audio quality.
Shure’s 50-year-old SM58 is the best selling microphone in the world — something that can be said of very few professional audio products. This year, Shure is offering a special commemorative edition of the microphone to celebrate the anniversary.
A highlight of Technica Del Arte’s presence at IBC 2016 is the launch of uMi, a professional location broadcast and recording USB microphone interface, designed for mobile reporter or musician applications.
Sennheiser and Neumann will jointly show their new audio products at IBC 2016, including an AMBEO virtual-reality microphone, a special microphone for action cameras and the new 27 series broadcast headsets.
In this era of mobile podcasting, reporters often have to record interviews anywhere — in noisy coffee shops, on trains or on campaign buses. Getting clean audio for two or more people quickly on the go can be a challenge if the interviewer is not prepared for it.