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iRig Mic HD is the first handheld digital microphone priced for everyone

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 USB microphone review

  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 Professional Stereo Microphone for iOS review

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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Blue Microphones announces new Snowball mics in assorted 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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Blue Microphones Nessie USB Microphone review

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 is the world’s first on-board, HD-quality, 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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Professional sound quality for iPhone HD video with Apogee MiC and Zacuto Zgrip iPhone Jr. handgrip kit

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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Blue Mikey Digital Microphone Review

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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IK Multimedia’s iRig PRE Universal Microphone Interface for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

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 Knows What to Record and What not to Record

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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Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Microphone Review

Most computers and mobile devices have built-in microphones now, and they are fine for phone calls and video calls.  They fall short when you need a higher-quality audio for podcasting or recording music.  There are a variety of microphones on the market, from cheap stalk microphones to studio-quality mics costing hundreds (or thousands) of dollars.  …

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SpeechWare USB TableMike 3-in-1 Desktop Microphone Review

Remember those “multimedia” upgrades for PCs years ago that consisted of a sound card, speakers and a desktop microphone?  That’s what the USB TableMike 3-in-1 Desktop Microphone from SpeechWare reminded me of at first, except it wasn’t beige and flimsy.  Why would I need a desktop microphone when my 27″ iMac desktop has everything built …

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AntLion Audio ModMic Detachable Boom Microphone Review

Can’t find a headset/mic combination you like?  Do you have a favorite pair of headphones but no mic?  Wouldn’t it be great to just add a microphone to your own headphones anytime you like?  You may remember my own attempts at using a hot glue gun to attach a microphone to my own comfy headphones… …

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The Radius for Yeti Review

Blue Microphone recently released the Radius shockmount for their Yeti and Yeti Pro microphones (both microphones have the same mount and form-factor). A shockmount is used to isolate your microphone from vibration while recording. The mount is specifically designed to work with the Yeti and Yeti Pro, but could be used with almost any microphone with …

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