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    Sontronics Sigma 2 & Delta 2

    Active Ribbon Microphones

    The Sontronics range of phantom‑powered ribbon mics have just been given a major overhaul. We put them to work in a real-world recording session.

    Reviews May 2019
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    Sontronics' Drumpack Plus.

    Sontronics DrumPacks now available

    DrumPack features DM1B, DM1S & DM1T mics; DrumPack Plus adds STC10s

    The DrumPack features Sontronics' DM1B, DM1S and DM1T mics, while the DrumPack Plus adds a pair of STC10s.

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    The new Oktava MK119.

    MK119: Oktava debut new mic in Frankfurt

    Large-diaphragm condenser harks back to the MK219

    The new mic, a large-diaphragm condenser, harks back to the classic (and long-discontinued) MK219.

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    Austrian Audio's launch products, both large-diaphragm condenser mics: the dual-diaphragm, multi-pattern OC818 (left) and the OC18, a single-diaphragm fixed-pattern cardioid (right).

    Austrian Audio launch with eight new products at Musikmesse

    Experienced team continues to produce high-quality, handmade tech in Vienna

    An experienced team continues to produce high-quality, handmade tech in Vienna, starting with two new mics...

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    Q. What is making my 'kicksnare' mic distort?

    I couldn't use the Neumann TLM103 as my 'kicksnare' mic, as it couldn't handle the sound level produced by the drummer. Even with zero gain at the preamp this mic produced a distorted signal. What was I doing wrong?

    Sound Advice Apr 2019
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    Luke Audio AL-Y56

    Valve Microphone & Capsule Set

    Luke Audio's new valve microphone provides three classic capsule options at a highly affordable price. Is it too good to miss, or too good to be true?

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    Session Notes: Multi-purpose Recordings

    The Practical Craft of Recording

    Our engineer records a rock trio while trying also to offer sufficient options to create a drum sample library!

    Techniques Apr 2019
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    Ocean Way's RMB-1 ribbon mic - coming soon (after something of a delay...).

    Hear at last: Ocean Way’s RM1-B ribbon mic

    Intriguing large-format ribbon mic nears widespread commercial release

    The intriguing RM1-B large-format ribbon mic nears widespread commercial release at last.

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    Aston Stealth

    Dynamic Microphone

    Aston's capacitor mics are fast becoming popular in the studio, and with its four voicing options and built-in preamp, their first ever dynamic model looks set to follow suit!

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    DPA d:screet 6000 Series

    Sub‑miniature Microphones

    DPA have been leaders in the tiny-microphone market for years, but their new 6000 Series takes 'miniature' to a new level.

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    New for 2019 from Antelope: the Edge Go modelling mic and third-generation updates to the Orion series of audio interfaces.

    Antelope power on with USB modelling mic and new audio interfaces

    Bus-powered Edge Go modelling mic and Orion 32+/32 HD Thunderbolt/USB & HDX interfaces due in the Spring

    More details on the bus-powered Edge Go modelling mic and updates to the Orion32 Thunderbolt/USB & HDX interfaces, all of which are due in the Spring.

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    Warm Audio's WA251, a recreation of Telefunken's ELA M 251E

    Warm Audio launch new valve & FET condenser mics

    Introducing the WA251 & WA84

    Warm Audio's latest models are recreations of the classic Telefunken ELA M 251E and the Neumann KM84.

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    Lewitt's new Match and Air compact condenser mics.

    Lewitt launch new affordable condenser mics

    Introducing the LCT 040 Match and the LCT 140 Air

    Introducing Lewitt Audio's new small-diaphragm condenser mics, the LCT 040 Match and the LCT 140 Air.

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    Audio-Technica 3000 Series

    Wireless Microphone System

    Digital wireless systems are all the rage these days, but good old UHF still has some unique advantages.

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Q. Will phantom power damage a valve mic?

    My Sterling Audio ST66 tube condenser mic has a mains AC power supply. Am I right in thinking therefore that I shouldn't use the 48V phantom power from my Audient iD4?

    Sound Advice Feb 2019
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    New digital wireless mic systems from AKG at NAMM

    DMS100 & DMS300 are aimed at performing musicians

    At NAMM, AKG launched two new affordable wireless mic systems for performing musicians (amongst other markets).

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    Earthworks' new live vocal mic, the SR314.

    Earthworks debuts stainless steel live vocal mic

    SR314 offers consistent pickup pattern, extended frequency response & excellent off-axis rejection

    The SR314 offers a consistent pickup pattern, extended frequency response & excellent off-axis rejection. Updated with a video filmed by SOS at the show.

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    Chandler TG Microphone - NAMM 2019

    Chandler release the TG Microphone, which includes modified NAB and IEC tape EQ setting (from the EMI...

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    Vanguard's new V7 FET multi-capsule, multi-pattern mic on the company's stand at NAMM.

    Vanguard show off the V7

    Premium FET mic stands out at NAMM

    Introducing Vanguard's V7: a premium FET, multi-pattern, multi-capsule mic, designed and made in California. Now includes an SOS video shot at NAMM.

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