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    Microtech Gefell M102 microphone.

    Microtech Gefell M102

    Large-diaphragm Omnidirectional Microphone

    Measurement mics are necessarily neutral and accurate, and that's often just what you want when recording music too. Gefell's newest offering, based around a measurement capsule, has those characteristics in abundance.

    Reviews Oct 2019
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    Sennheiser XSW-D Vocal Set

    Digital Wireless Microphone System

    This wireless system combines supreme ease of use with the quality for which Sennheiser are known.

    Reviews Oct 2019
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    Rode TF-5

    Stereo Capacitor Microphone Set

    Developed in conjunction with renowned recording engineer Tony Faulkner, Rode's new stereo miking kit is intended not just to compete with the established competition, but to better it. Have they succeeded?

    Reviews Oct 2019
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    Lewitt LCT 140 Air & LCT 040 Match

    Small-diaphragm Capacitor Microphones

    If you're looking for mics that'll handle almost any recording task without breaking the bank, Lewitt's newest offerings could be just the thing.

    Reviews Sep 2019
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    Warm Audio WA-84

    Small-diaphragm Capacitor Microphone

    Many engineers believe that Neumann's classic KM84 has never been bettered. Have Warm Audio produced an affordable alternative?

    Reviews Sep 2019
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    Lectrosonics' new D Squared wireless microphone system

    Lectrosonics square up to new digital wireless mic system

    Latest D Squared wireless system offers encryption and analogue back-compatibility

    Lectrosonics' latest digital wireless microphone system offers encryption and back-compatibility with older analogue systems.

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    The as-yet-unnamed mic, currently known only as "Project Pinnacle", will be unveiled at the NAMM show in California next January.

    Help design Lewitt's new flagship microphone

    Project Pinnacle needs you!

    Lewitt microphones are designing a new flagship microphone to celebrate their 10th anniversary next year — and they'd like your help.

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    A stereo pair of Rode's new TF5 mics, shown here in the supplied stereo mounting bar.

    Rode collaborate on new TF-5 mic

    Small-diaphragm condenser designed with UK engineer Tony Faulkner

    Rode’s latest small-diaphragm condenser mic is a collaboration with the Grammy-winning British independent classical recording engineer Tony Faulkner.

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    TownsendLabs' Sphere microphone modelling system.

    Townsend Labs update Sphere L22

    Version 1.3 driver adds AAX support

    Pro Tools owners can now make use of the plug-in associated with Townsend Labs' microphone modelling system within their DAW, and with low latency.

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    sE Electronics RNT | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Listen to the audio examples that accompany the RNT test report.

    Reviews Jul 2019
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    Earthworks SR314

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    Earthworks' new stage vocal mic offers excellent specs, and sounds every bit as classy as it looks!

    Reviews Jul 2019
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    Q. Do the front and rear of figure-8 mics sound the same?

    I keep reading that some microphones' figure-8 behaviour is not equal. Does this apply to capacitor mics like the AKG C414 or Rode NT2-A?

    Sound Advice Jul 2019
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    Q. Which mic should I choose to record acoustic instruments?

    Can you recommend a mid-range (in terms of price) mic with a good off-axis response, for recording acoustic instruments?

    Sound Advice Jul 2019
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    Austrian Audio OC818 & OC18

    Capacitor Microphones

    Austrian Audio may be a new name, but their first mics have an unrivalled pedigree. Are these the true heirs of AKG's classic C414 EB?

    Reviews Jul 2019
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    sE Electronics RNT

    Multi-pattern Valve Microphone

    This premium studio microphone is the result of a long-standing collaboration between mic-makers sE and legendary studio equipment designer Rupert Neve.

    Reviews Jul 2019
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    Roswell's Delphos II large-diaphragm condenser mic.

    Roswell ships Delphos II

    Large-diaphragm FET condenser now available

    The Delphos II large-diaphragm condenser mic, successor to Roswell Audio’s original Delphos from 2016, is now shipping worldwide.

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    Apogee HypeMiC

    USB Microphone

    With its built-in analogue compressor, Apogee's latest USB mic aims to give you radio-ready recordings straight out of the box.

    Reviews Jun 2019
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    Audix DP7

    Drum Microphone Kit

    With its world-class mics, rugged carry case and comprehensive accessories, Audix's DP7 is a one-stop shop for drum recording.

    Reviews Jun 2019
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    Extinct Audio BMx2 & Black Ops

    Ribbon Microphones

    Extinct Audio's excellent BM9 ribbon mic is now joined by a stereo version, and a ruggedised edition designed for loud sources. We put them to the test.

    Reviews Jun 2019
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    Blue Microphones Ember

    Side-address Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    Designed both with both podcasters and home-studio owners on tighter budgets in mind, Blue's Ember is a transformerless, fixed...

    Reviews Jun 2019
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    Sontronics Sigma 2 & Delta 2 Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Having been impressed with how both microphones performed on a number of sources, our reviewer produced these WAV audio examples so you can hear the results for yourself.

    Reviews May 2019

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