The 2017 NAB Show will see an unfamiliar name join the ranks of microphone manufacturers at the Las Vegas exhibition. Japanese specialist developer Uetax’s waterproof microphones on display through FOR-A are aimed at reporting and claimed to be able to withstand heavy rain and other adverse weather.
Recording multi-track immersive audio is no longer difficult. Yet, many broadcasters and video producers prefer to stick with plain old mono sound. They are missing the opportunity to add major impact to their productions.
The first exhibition day of the 2017 NAB Show will see Sennheiser launch a new microphone package designed to match the ruggedness of GoPro cameras while delivering high-quality sound in difficult and inhospitable conditions. The MKE 2 elements Action Mic is aimed at extreme sports and other remote filming applications featuring GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras.
In 1969, Sony shook up the microphone world with the debut of the tiny ECM-50, the smallest broadcast condenser microphone recording engineers had ever seen. Since then, thousands of super-compact lavalier mics have been released, complicating the choice of the right microphone for a specific application.
After assembling the best series of audio components in your budget, there are always a few extras needed. One of those is usually microphone cables. The temptation is to buy the cheapest cables available. But that would be a big mistake, because the choice of mic cables can make a major difference in the overall quality of any audio system.
In the not so distant past, the microphone stand was simply a support device to keep a microphone secure. When its quality was high, the stand just did its job and was forgotten. Today, microphone stands have evolved to include accessories that can actually improve audio performance.