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    DPA 4466 Core

    DPA expand headset mic range

    Cardioid and omni models released

    The new 4000-series models are available in omni and cardioid versions, and take advantage of DPA's innovative 6000-series mounting system.

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    Lewitt Audio LCT 140 Air stereo pair

    Lewitt LCT 140 Air now available in pairs

    Affordable stereo recording kit

    Affordable small-diaphragm capacitor mics can now be bought in matching pairs for stereo applications.

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    Audix A127

    Audix A127 unveiled

    New mic combines low noise and high sensitivity

    New microphone employs an unusual metal-film diaphragm, and is designed for ensemble recording and acoustic measurements.

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    Warm Audio WA‑87 R2

    Large-diaphragm Capacitor Microphone

    Warm Audio’s revised take on the Neumann U87 gets even closer to the real thing.

    Reviews May 2021
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    Warm Audio WA‑87 R2 | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Audio examples to accompany our May 2021 review of the Warm Audio WA-87 R2 capacitor mic.

    Reviews May 2021
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    Melodium 42Bn

    Ribbon Microphone

    A French classic is reborn.

    Reviews . May 2021
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    Q. What mic polar pattern is best for recording speech?

    I’m trying to improve the sound of my speech recordings which can be a bit ‘echoey’. I’ve been using a Rode NTG4 shotgun mic...

    Sound Advice May 2021
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    Shure MV7

    USB & XLR Dynamic Microphone

    Shure’s new podcasting mic delivers pro sound quality in a consumer‑friendly package.

    Reviews May 2021
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    Golden Gear: AKG D19

    Dynamic Microphone

    We kick off a new series profiling classic studio equipment with a look at a humble dynamic mic that has passed into Liverpudlian legend.

    Reviews . May 2021
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    Stewart Tavener - Extinct Audio Microphones

    Extinct Audio Microphones - Stewart Tavener | Podcast

    British Ribbon Microphone Manufacturer

    Stewart Tavener from Extinct Audio and Xaudia chats to Drew Stephenson about the origins of his companies and how he became a ribbon microphone specialist.

    People May 2021
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    An Introduction To Binaural Recording

    Use Your Head

    Binaural recordings are an easy and effective way to capture immersive audio.

    Techniques . Apr 2021
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    miniDSP ambiMIK-1

    Ambisonic Microphone

    This USB microphone provides an affordable entry point into the world of Ambisonic recording.

    Reviews . Apr 2021
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    Sony ECM-100

    Small-diaphragm Capacitor Microphones

    We put Sony’s classy ‘hi‑res’ instrument mics to the test.

    Reviews . Apr 2021
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    Telefunken TF11 FET: Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    These audio examples accompany April 2021's review of the Telefunken TF11 FET microphone.

    Reviews Apr 2021
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    Telefunken TF11 FET

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    We try out Telefunken’s affordable take on an Austrian classic.

    Reviews . Apr 2021
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    Peluso P-47 SS

    Peluso revisit the U47

    Homage to Neumann valve classic features solid-state electronics

    The company's most affordable take yet on Neumann's valve classic uses solid-state electronics.

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    Marantz MPM-4000U

    Marantz release USB podcasting microphone

    Hi-fi and recorder company enter podcast market

    MPM-4000U features bi-direction USB streaming plus an integral headphone amp.

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    Sontronics Podcast Pro

    Sontronics expand podcasting range

    New colours for Podcast Pro mic, plus accessories unveiled

    Podcast Pro now available in a range of colours, plus new podcasting mic stand and interface unveiled.

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    Buying A Vintage-inspired Microphone

    Classix Nouveau

    Everyone loves classic microphones, but few of us can afford them! We survey the hundreds of modern recreations on the market, and explain what to look for when you’re choosing one for your studio.

    Sound Advice . Mar 2021
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    Legendary Studio Mics You Can Still Buy New

    True Originals

    Classic equipment doesn’t have to be old and unreliable. Many famous studio microphones are still current products...

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    How To Mic Anything

    Get A Decent Result Every Time!

    Recording an instrument you’ve not encountered before can seem daunting. Here’s a rule of thumb that guarantees a decent result every time.

    Techniques . Mar 2021

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