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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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Blue Microphones Announces Radius Shockmount for Yeti, Yeti Pro

Blue Microphones announced the Radius, a suspension shockmount for the Yeti and Yeti Pro. The Radius is designed to isolate the microphone body from ambient vibration when mounted on a mic stand. It is similar to the Ringer, which is designed for the Snowball USB mic. Radius allows the Yeti or Yeti Pro to sit upright on …

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Improve Your Smartphone’s Recording Abilities with the i-Microphone

CompuExpert, a division of Digital Interactive Systems Corp. extensively searches the globe for the most innovative and unique electronic gadgets and peripherals and brings them exclusively to the North American market.  They are introducing the i-Microphone, a convenient and affordable device to enhance the recording capabilities of your US smartphone and other US mobile devices.  …

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Blue Microphone Mikey for iPhone and iPod Touch Review

Last year I reviewed Blue Microphone’s Yeti. It is a great microphone for using at home, and I have read of some folks hacking things so that it works with their iPad, but it is not really a portable solution. For that, Blue released the Mikey. The Mikey is designed to work with the iPhone and …

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Samson to launch new USB Meteor Mic today at CES

The Samson Meteor Mic is a chrome plated USB microphone with an interesting fold-up design. It has a large 25mm condenser diaphragm, a cardioid pickup pattern, flat frequency response of 20Hz – 20kHz and records in CD quality, 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution. It can function as a Skype microphone and is great for all sorts of …

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