Audio-Technica has debuted its new U841R Omnidirectional Condenser Boundary Microphone, an update to and replacement of the company’s U841A microphone.
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 Closer World Tour kicks off on 27 June with a line-up of Masters of Audio.
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 Hallelujah, with a soundtrack involving Sennheiser’s recently introduced AMBEO VR microphone.
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.