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    Choosing A USB Microphone | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

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

    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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    Mike Senior positioning microphones.

    Why NOT To Use Cardioid Mics! - Mike Senior | Podcast

    Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips

    Cardioid mics are tremendously popular amongst recording musicians, but can also work against you. In this episode, Mike Senior explains some of the reasons why, and illustrates how omni and figure‑eight patterns can often give more useful results.

    Techniques Jun 2020
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    Martin Siedl CEO of Austrian Audio

    Austrian Audio - Martin Seidl | Podcast

    Talking Tech

    Martin Seidl, Founder and CEO of Microphone & Headphone manufacturer Austrian Audio, chats about current products and future technological developments, plus why their core range of products will remain analogue at heart.

    Music Business Jun 2020
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    Help design an Aston microphone!

    British mic makers are developing a new model: and they want your help...

    Aston Microphones, the all-British brand behind the Stealth, the Origin and Spirit, are cooking up a brand-new design...

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    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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    Q. Is there a 'right way up' to mount a mic?

    I've seen some pictures where the mic is hanging upside down. Is there a good reason for this? Or is it better to put it the 'right' way up?

    Sound Advice Apr 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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    Sontronics' new mics, the forthcoming Saturn 2 (centre) and the Podcast Pro, which is available now in red and black finishes.

    New mics from Sontronics

    Introducing the Saturn 2 and Podcast Pro

    UK mic manufacturers Sontronics (who are celebrating their 15th birthday this year) have introduced two new mics to their range.

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    A 3D-printed prototype of Lewitt's Project 1040 microphone and control box, as seen at the Winter NAMM show in January.

    More on Lewitt Microphones Project 1040

    Details emerge of the company's new 10th anniversary microphone system

    More details on the Austrian company's 10th anniversary microphone system, currently known simply as 'Project 1040'.

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    Rode NT-USB Mini condenser mic.

    Rode release NT-USB Mini

    Super‐affordable USB condenser mic

    The NT-USB Mini, Rode’s new £99$150 USB mic, is a compact and affordable RF-shielded condenser microphone aimed at laptop- and tablet-based recording musicians, gamers and podcasters.

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    Q. Do small-diaphragm capacitor mics all sound 'brittle'?

    I picked up a couple of (large-diaphragm) AKG C214s, and they sound much more natural. Though that solved my problem, I'm still curious: is there such a thing as a 'soft'-sounding small-diaphragm condenser?

    Sound Advice Mar 2020
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    Session Notes: Piano + Drums | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Take a listen to these audio examples created when recording a piano and drum kit in a modest live room, at the same time.

    Techniques Mar 2020
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    Telefunken Alchemy Series | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

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

    Reviews Mar 2020
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    Microphones: Designing The Future

    Video Feature

    The designers behind some of today's most innovative studio microphones tell us what we can expect from the mics of tomorrow.

    Sound Advice 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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    Introduction To Mid-Sides Recording

    Stereo Recording Techniques

    M‑S miking is easy to set up, offers plenty of options at mixdown, and has some unique advantages over other stereo arrays. So if you've not yet tried it, why not give it a go?

    Techniques Mar 2020
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    Session Notes: Piano + Drums Together

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    How do you record a piano and drum kit in a modest live room, at the same time? Our engineer explains his approach...

    Techniques 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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