When working outdoors with lavalier microphones, wind can overwhelm the audio with objectionable noise — and there is no way to fix it after the fact. There are, however, some simple ways to prevent it.
When USB microphones came on the market, they were mostly low-cost, plug-and-play devices designed to offer ease of use for consumers. Now, as the mics have gotten better, smaller and more portable, pros are attracted the convenience of USB mics and accessories for a wide range of work.
Recording high quality sound at noisy outdoor locations can be a real challenge for videographers. Here is some advice on using shotgun microphones to help ensure that location sound is not only useable, but of top quality.
DPA Microphones clocks up its quarter century this year and is marking the milestone by issuing special editions of selected mics, backed up with a series of international events featuring leading users of the brand. The first limited edition kit features the d:facto 4018V vocal mic, while the Get
Immersive sound and pictures are becoming more mainstream, shifting away from the specialist areas of gaming and simulations. This year’s Tribeca and Cannes Film Festivals have highlighted the more mainstream potential of virtual reality (VR) productions with ‘3D’ audio by screening a video performance of Leonard Cohen’s song
As recording has gradually moved away from large studios to small spaces, the difficulty to getting a big “live” sound has become more difficult to achieve. There are, however, some tricks that allow the expansion of small rooms to sound much bigger than ever expected.
The stars are aligning for a new era of immersive audio in storytelling. Audiobook sales are steadily growing, the popularity of non-musical audio in personal podcasts is exploding and immersive audio technology is making compelling audio cheaper and easier to produce.
What’s old is new again. An ironic confluence of interrelated events — one that brought ribbon microphones to the front and center of broadcasting in the 1930s and to seemingly lose favor in the 1960s — is back again after 85 years.
Smartphones are now an integral part of a broadcast journalist’s kit, both for making calls and conducting interviews. DPA introduces the d:vice MMA-A digital audio interface, which enables the use of professional microphones with iOS devices.
Using microphones during extreme weather conditions is sometimes unavoidable. When this happens, there are certain things every audio recordist needs to know in order to capture good sound while protecting the audio gear.