microphone

TONOR TC-777 USB Microphone review

REVIEW – During these times of COVID-19, we’ve had to learn new ways to communicate and collaborate despite being more isolated than we would like.  One key component for remote communication is a good microphone, one that can clearly capture your voice.  For the past few weeks, I have been using TONOR’s new TC-777 microphone …

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SabineTek SmartMike+ microphone review

REVIEW – I occasionally record videos on my smartphone, but one of the annoying things is that the microphone doesn’t work well for some outdoor conditions, mainly windy days. When the Sabinetek SmartMike+ review offer came along, I hoped it would solve that problem. What is it? The Sabinetek SmartMike+ is a Bluetooth 5.0 wireless …

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IK iRig Mic Video digital shotgun microphone review

REVIEW – Today’s mobile phones and cameras come with lenses that are capable of superb zoom for taking videos but the audio can become lost in background noise or poor signal to the microphone. The IK iRig Mic Video digital shotgun microphone aims to solve these problems. Read on to see what I think! What …

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Blue Yeti X professional USB microphone review

REVIEW – Since I started gaming, I have been using a headset with a microphone attached. The headsets themselves were not cheap so I figured the microphones would be enough, yet, when I see streamers, the have a dedicated microphone. Eventually, curiosity got the better of me, so I checked out the Blue Yeti X …

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HyperX QuadCast USB Gaming microphone review

REVIEW – I record training videos in my day job so it is important that my voice is captured under the best possible conditions.  For a while I used a HyperX gaming headset but I had complaints from my audience that the sound was a little “tinny” and that plosives were a real problem.  I …

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Blue Ember XLR Studio Microphone Review

REVIEW – Blue is an audio company known best for making many different types of microphones for podcasts, streamers, musicians, and audio professionals. Many podcast and Youtube content creators feature their products in their videos and shows, and I’ve always wanted to try one for myself since I wanted to start streaming on Twitch, as …

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Blue Designs Compass microphone boom arm review

One of the golden rules of audio is to put the microphone where the sound is. For recording purposes, this means placing the microphone close to your mouth, but not in an obtrusive way. Blue Designs, the makers of the popular USB Yeti Microphone, introduces a sleek adjustable boom arm with good looks to boot. …

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A recording microphone and a shouting caterpillar – two great things that go great together!

I know nothing about recording microphones and I have often wondered, “What would I use a microphone for?”, until I read about a screaming caterpillar on Curiosity. The above video was obtained from Science News. Okay, so it’s not really shouting or screaming as we know it, but apparently, the Nessus sphinx hawkmoth caterpillar makes a …

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The Rode NT1-A Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone is music to the ears

Although I am very much into photography, I am also a videographer, and I spend just as much time and effort seeking out good audio and video equipment. I have had more than one opportunity to film musicians performing in-studio, and good microphones are a critical part of a shoot if it is going to …

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The Shure Super 55 Deluxe Vocal Microphone is super in every way!

Early last year, I got a great opportunity to work with a few “underground” musicians, and one in particular was so original and had such a great bluesy sound, that I decided to film a music presentation with her and a bass player. When I considered the visual effect that I wanted along with the …

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IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD 2 review

If you want to record audio on the iPhone, you always have the built-in microphone. But if you want to step up your recording game, connecting an external microphone can be a little daunting.  The IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD 2 is a quality, affordable condenser microphone that will do the trick.