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    Audio-Technica ATM350GL

    Acoustic Guitar Miking Kit

    Audio-Technica's popular ATM350a mic is now available with a dedicated acoustic guitar mount. We put it to the test!

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Rycote Stereo Cyclone

    Microphone Wind Shield

    Rycote's innovative Cyclone wind shielding device has been joined by a range of Stereo Cyclones. We test the MS4 kit with a Mid‑Sides stereo array of Sennheiser MKH30/40 microphones.

    Reviews Apr 2018
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    Manfrotto Mic Mount

    Microphone Mounting Bar

    I recently wanted to rig a three-mic stereo array, comprising a SoundField ST-450 mic in the centre with omni outriggers...

    Reviews Apr 2017
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    Wilkinson Audio Mic Clips

    ORTF & X-Y Arrays • Fredman Mount

    We check out an interesting collection of specialist mic-mounting accessories, designed to support two mics in a precise physical relationship to each other.

    Reviews Feb 2017
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    Q. Do I need a shockmount?

    I would just like to ask if it’s important to use shockmounts on my microphones and how effective they are?

    Sound Advice Jul 2016
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    Triad-Orbit

    Mic-stand System

    This beautifully engineered system reaches the parts other mic stands can’t...

    Reviews Jul 2016
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    Q. Should I use an active or passive mic splitter?

    I use an ART S8 eight-channel mic splitter, a passive device, to send mic signals to two separate recording systems...

    Sound Advice Jun 2016
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    Orchid Electronics Mic Mute Lite

    Microphone Mute Switch

    It is often desirable to mute a microphone easily and this unit might be just what you're looking for!

    Reviews Jul 2015
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    Latch Lake MicKing 1100

    Microphone Stand

    Mic stands are an essential bit of gear that few people spend enough time thinking about. Really well–engineered stands are frustratingly rare, though.

    Reviews May 2015
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    Xaudia Mount-A-Mic

    Microphone Mount

    Study photos of recording sessions from the ‘60s and ‘70s, and you’ll often look in vain for a microphone shockmount.

    Reviews May 2015
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    Microphone Accessories

    Spotlight

    Peripheral VisionMany microphone‑recording peripherals have the power to not only make your life easier, but to make your...

    Reviews Jul 2014
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    Q. Why are Reflexion Filters used behind the mic if the mic picks up sound from the front?

    I've noticed that a lot of companies now market a variation on the curved screen theme to go behind a vocal mic, with the...

    Sound Advice Jan 2014
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    Popper Blocker

    Live Microphone Accessory

    We take a look at this microphone accessory that promises "No more pops!!!".

    Reviews Mar 2012
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    Sontronics Matrix 10

    Heavy-duty Mic Stand

    A good mic stand isnt the most glamorous addition to a studio, but its certainly a worthwhile investment.

    Reviews Aug 2010
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    Exploraudio Liveguitar H-clamp • Tuning Troubleshooter

    Guitar Technology: Reviews, Tips and Techniques

    We test Exploraudio's Liveguitar H-clamp for fixing a conventional mic to an acoustic guitar, and explain ways to track down the source of guitar tuning problems, plus GT news...

    Reviews Nov 2006
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    Enhanced Audio M600

    Universal Microphone Mount

    A range of impressive sonic claims are made for this unusual clamp design, but the physics behind it remains unclear (to me, at least).

    Reviews Sep 2005
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    Q. Is a pop shield better than a wind shield?

    I recently bought a large-diaphragm condenser mic which came with a foam wind shield (the kind that fits over the top of the mic). Will this do a good enough job of stopping plosive blasts?

    Sound Advice Dec 2004
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