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iRig Mic Lav2-02

If I've said once, I've said it a hundred times:  One of the first rules in audio is to put the sound where the people are.  The same goes for microphone placement.  Sometimes, the microphone built in to your smartphone just won't cut it.  The iRig Mic Lav microphone kit allows daisy-chaining two lavaliere microphones [...]

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Samson.GoConnect1

  The Samson Go Mic Connect USB microphone is a portable, easy to use microphone that can be used with your Windows or Mac computer, or your IOS device (with the Apple Camera Connection Kit).  Samson’s Go Mic Connect Portable Stereo USB Microphone is the next step in advanced audio solutions for digital communication, including [...]

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samson-goconnect

Samson has announced an addition to their line of mobile friendly microphones with their new Go Mic Connect. The Go Mic Connect features a clip that adjusts to allow for easy mounting to the top of your laptop's display or monitor. It has a cutout on the bottom edge of the clip that prevents it from [...]

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SamsonGoMicDirect - 2

If you’re using your computer for any sort of sound input, you’ve probably already decided the built-in microphone is useless after more than the occasional snippet. If you’re doing voiceover for video or Skyping/FaceTiming for any kind of podcast or hangout, you need a better mic. Samson Electronics makes a full range of audio products, [...]

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ik-irigmicfield-2

Now you can capture high quality audio for video and audio projects anywhere with IK Multimedia's new iRig Mic Field microphone. This new microphone has been designed especially for Lightning-compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices and features two high-quality cardioid electret condenser capsules, 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter (with 44.1/48kHz sample rate), 115 dB maximum [...]

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irig-mic-hd-1

IK Multimedia has introduced the iRig Mic HD, which they say is the first first affordable high-quality handheld digital condenser microphone for singers, podcasters, and home studio enthusiasts - "anyone who needs to record high-definition digital audio on the go".  The iRig Mic HD comes with two cables, one with a Lightning connector to plug directly into [...]

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Samson-Meteorite-Mic-iPad

  I enjoy my occasional Skype or Google hangout with friends, and have the idea to one day record some video tutorials. Instead of using the internal microphone of my iMac, I've wanted to try an external microphone.  One look at this Samson Meteorite USB microphone and I couldn't resist the chance to review it. [...]

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zoom-iQ5-02

Over the years, video quality has gotten better on smartphones, but if there's one area that hasn't changed much, it is the audio recording side of things.  Have you ever wished your Lightning connector-equipped iOS device (iPhone, iPod, iPad) had a better microphone?  The Zoom iQ5 Professional Stereo Microphone for iOS gives you just that [...]

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bluemic-colors

The popular, plug-and-play USB mic from Blue Microphones is now being offered in five new colors including Hot Pink, Wicked Purple, Bright Orange, Neon Green and Electric Blue. The new Snowball mics are available exclusively through Amazon US for a limited time and have an MSRP $99.99. They feature two condenser mic capsules that can capture [...]

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Nessie 12

At first glance, the Nessie by Blue Microphones  looks like an award one might receive at a music award ceremony because of its impressive stature. But it is named after the mythological Loch Ness monster and resembles it with its "S" curve and long neck silhouette. But it begs the question, does it stand up [...]

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iXY-stereo-microphone-for-ios

The iXY microphone from RØDE looks like no other add-on microphone for iPhone or iPad that I've seen.  It's designed to connect directly into the charging port of the iOS device, but it unfortunately uses the 30-pin connector, so it's limited to the iPhone 4/4S and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation iPads.  The iXY has "24-bit/96k [...]

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apogee-mic-and-zacuto-grip

If you'd like the sound on your iPhone videos to match the quality of the visuals, you will need to use an external microphone.  Then you'll have two pieces of equipment to juggle while you film, unless you use the MiC and Zacuto Zgrip iPhone Jr. handgrip kit from Apogee.  The MiC is a studio-quality cardioid [...]

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The Mikey Digital from Blue Microphones is a simple, yet powerful little device.

Everyone, except, of course, the tech "pundiots" (pundit idiots) of the world, knows that iPads and iPhones and even the lowly iPod Touch can be used for more than just playing music or games. There are hundreds of thousands of apps out there, as well as cases, speakers, holders, lens attachments, and tripod mounts for [...]

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irig-pre-interface-1

If you're an amateur or professional musician, you've undoubtedly seen information about the variety of interfaces that allow you to record music on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.  IK Multimedia, who created the iRig guitar interface, has just announced that their new iRig PRE microphone interface is ready to ship.  The iRig PRE has [...]

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bluemic-tiki

The Tiki Microphone from Blue Microphone is a USB mic that offers two different recording modes. Intelligent Speech Mode has the ability to isolate desirable sounds like voices so that it can minimize background noises like typing, computer fans, etc. It can even mute the mic if needed. This feature improves vocal clarity for online communication [...]

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