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    Golden Age Premier GA-800G

    Valve Microphone

    The Sony C‑800G is among the greatest vocal mics ever made, but getting hold of one has never been easy. Enter Golden Age, and their faithful recreation...

    Reviews . Jul 2020
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    HUM Audio ARM-1

    Active Ribbon Microphones

    The newest mic from Polish company HUM Audio comes in either long- or short-ribbon varieties. So we tried them both!

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    TechZone Stellar X2

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    Looks can be deceiving, and in the case of this affordable mic, so can price tags!

    Reviews . Jul 2020
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    Lauten Audio LS‑208 & LS‑308 | Audio Examples

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    Audition these audio examples of the Lauten Audio LS‑208 & LS‑308 capacitor mics.

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    Lauten Audio LS‑208 & LS‑308

    Capacitor Microphones

    These intriguing new mics are designed for loud environments where spill is an issue — so that's exactly where we tested them!

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    Sontronics Podcast Pro

    Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone

    The newest mic from UK makers Sontronics offers smooth, radio-ready sound at a competitive price.

    Reviews Jun 2020
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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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    Fame Pro Series VT-67

    Multi-pattern Valve Capacitor Microphone

    Fame's homage to a German classic gives you vintage vibe on a budget.

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Choosing & Using A USB Microphone

    For Podcasting

    USB mics provide a convenient one-stop shop for podcast recording — but there are a few things to look out for when deciding which one to buy.

    Reviews . Jun 2020
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    Choosing A USB Microphone | Audio Examples

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    These audio examples accompany our main USB Microphones round-up article in SOS June 2020 issue.

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Audio Test Kitchen still 1

    Audio Test Kitchen - The Ultimate Mic Comparison

    Video Feature

    We go behind the scenes of the most ambitious microphone comparison project ever attempted.

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    People May 2020
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    sE Electronics V Pack Arena

    Drum Microphone Set

    Fully loaded with shell, kick and overhead mics plus mounting hardware, sE's smart V Pack Arena has everything you need to make quality drum kit recordings.

    Reviews . Apr 2020
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    Telefunken Alchemy Series | Audio Examples

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    These audio files accompany the review of the Telefunken Alchemy Series microphones in SOS March 2020.

    Reviews Mar 2020
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    Rode NTG5

    Shotgun Microphone

    Rode's new NTG5 makes pro-quality location recording more affordable than ever.

    Reviews Mar 2020
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    Telefunken Alchemy Series

    Valve Microphones

    Telefunken's newest range of mics combines vintage sound with modern styling.

    Reviews Mar 2020
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    Roswell Mini K87

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    This fixed cardioid–pattern Mini K87 is designed to have a more neutral voicing than the company's Mini K47, but still with a hint of vintage character.

    Reviews Feb 2020
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    Ocean Way RM1-B

    Active Ribbon Microphone

    This stunning, hand–crafted ribbon mic is as much a work of art as it is a no–compromise recording tool.

    Reviews Feb 2020
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    Vanguard Audio Labs V1S+Lolli Audio Examples

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    Check out these audio files that accompany our review.

    Reviews Feb 2020
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    Vanguard Audio Labs V1S+Lolli

    Stereo Microphone Set

    With no fewer than eight capsules and a full complement of accessories, this stereo mic kit from Californian newcomers Vanguard offers versatility, quality and affordability in abundance.

    Reviews Feb 2020
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    AEA KU5A

    Unidirectional Ribbon Microphone

    Inspired by RCA's BK5, AEA's latest mic combines classic ribbon tone with a supercardioid polar pattern.

    Reviews Jan 2020
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    Samar Audio TF10

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    For their newest project, Samar Audio set themselves the challenge of creating the ideal cardioid microphone. Have they succeeded?

    Reviews Dec 2019

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