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Frank Sinatra with RCA 44 mic in 1947, Photo by William Gottlieb.

Cloning Classic Microphones October 23rd 2017 - 11:00 AM

Few devices in professional audio evoke as much emotional attachment as microphones. Many of us grow up (and older) with favorite mics and refuse to give them up — even after they are past their useful lives. So the question is often asked, can a microphone’s magic be revived with a modern clone of the original?

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Microtech Gefell MD 300 broadcast cardioid microphone

Post IBC With A Look At Microphones October 20th 2017 - 11:00 AM

The microphone is an ever-present staple of any trade show and one that is unlikely to fire visitors up with enthusiasm in the same way as digital. IP-connected mixing consoles or 4k/HDR cameras and displays. But the latest batch of new products at IBC illustrated that although the basic concept of the mic has not changed substantially over the years, it is keeping up with the needs of modern production, including smartphone-based reporting, camcorder shooting, digital connectivity and spatial sound for virtual reality.

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Shure Releases “Pitch Black” Super 55-BLK Deluxe Vocal Microphone October 9th 2017 - 12:05 PM

Shure has released of a limited quantity of the Super 55-BLK Deluxe Vocal Microphone Pitch Black Edition.

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Zoom Announces Compatibility with Sennheiser’s AMBEO October 3rd 2017 - 01:50 PM

Zoom announced that its F8 and F4 MultiTrack Field Recorders and Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR Microphone have been made compatible so that they can be used to record 360-degree audio for video.

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Sennheiser Previews the FocusMic Digital at IBC October 2nd 2017 - 11:00 AM

At IBC, Sennheiser previewed the FocusMic Digital, a rugged mini-shotgun microphone, targeted at high-quality videography applications where users rely on Apple’s iPhone.

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Neumann Introduces U87 Rhodium Edition September 29th 2017 - 11:00 AM

For 50 years, Neumann’s U87 microphone has been setting standards in audio recording. Now, the company is celebrating the 50th anniversary with the U87 Rhodium Edition.

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