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    MXL Revelation II

    Multi-pattern Valve Microphone

    We try out the second coming of MXL’s affordable valve mic. Was it worth the wait?

    Reviews Jul 2021
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    PreSonus DM-7

    Drum Microphone Kit

    PreSonus’ affordable DM‑7 comes with all the mics you’ll need to capture a quality drum kit sound.

    Reviews Jun 2021
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    Remic Classic Series

    Stringed Instrument Microphones

    The new Classic range from Danish company Remic aims to offer high‑end performance at an attractive price.

    Reviews . Jun 2021
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    Golden Gear: Beyer Ribbon Mics

    Microphones

    Affordable, reliable and unexpectedly small, Beyer’s ribbon mics have been studio staples since the mid‑’60s.

    Reviews . Jun 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 Jun 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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    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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    Melodium 42Bn

    Ribbon Microphone

    A French classic is reborn.

    Reviews . May 2021
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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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    Telefunken TF11 FET: Audio Examples

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

    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

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

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

    Reviews . 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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    For The Love Of Mic

    Leader

    No‑one can tell you exactly what to buy without knowing more about your circumstances, your preferences, your studio and the things you’re likely to be recording. And the best person to come up with those answers is you.

    People Mar 2021
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    Earthworks Icon Pro

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    Earthworks throw their hat into the podcasting ring, with the chic and refined Icon Pro.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Audix A131 & A133

    Large-diaphragm Capacitor Microphones

    We try out two diminutive studio mics from respected US brand Audix.

    Reviews 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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    Abbey Road Studios Spatial Audio

    Abbey Road Studios Spatial Audio Forum | Podcast

    SOS Technical Editor Hugh Robjohns chats to Mirek Stiles about the Spatial Audio Forum and how everyone can get involved in creating 3D audio environments using basic recording equipment.

    People Feb 2021
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    JZ Microphones BB29

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    Boutique Latvian company JZ Microphones have earned a reputation for their classy mics, and their latest design doesn’t disappoint.

    Reviews Feb 2021
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    Scope Labs Periscope

    Omnidirectional Microphone

    With its built‑in compressor set to ‘smash’, the Periscope earns its place in more sessions than you’d think.

    Reviews Feb 2021

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