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?
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.
Shure has released of a limited quantity of the Super 55-BLK Deluxe Vocal Microphone Pitch Black Edition.
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.
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.
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.
DPA Microphones Originally known as Danish Pro Audio, this company was established in 1992 to market the studio, pre
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