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FOR-A Brings Uetax Waterproof Mic to Wider Audience April 25th 2017 - 08:00 AM

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.

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Eric Mooney recording crashing waves in stereo.

Simple Ways to Record High Impact Multi-Channel Sound April 20th 2017 - 05:00 PM

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.

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MKE 2 elements mic and GoPro camera in surfing mode.

Sennheiser Announces Dedicated Action Mic For GoPro HERO4 Camera April 18th 2017 - 08:00 AM

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.

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Omni or Directional: Which Kind of Lavalier Microphone Should You Use? April 13th 2017 - 10:00 AM

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.

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When buying microphone cable, select performance over price.

The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Using High-Quality Microphone Cables April 10th 2017 - 10:00 AM

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.

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Microphone Stands Evolve Into Sound Tools April 6th 2017 - 09:00 AM

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.

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