Live - Microphones

 

Review: Avalon V5 Preamplifier/DI/Re-amping Box

Date: 08/26/2015

Rob Tavaglione. The V5 boasts incredibly wide tonal versatility.  MORE


Review: Blue Hummingbird Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Date: 08/25/2015

Blue's 180-degree pivoting capsule SDC "sounds fantastic, feels expensive."  MORE


Shure ULX-D Digital Wireless Now In 900 MHz

Date: 08/20/2015

ULX-D wireless is now additionally available in a 900 MHz package.  MORE


Review: Radial Engineering Firefly Tube Direct Box

Date: 08/07/2015

The Firefly starts with Class A electronics and a “zero negative feedback” design feeding a 12AX7 tube  MORE


Review: Audio-Technica System 10 PRO 2.4 GHz Wireless System

Date: 07/16/2015

Strother Bullins. A-T’s latest 2.4 GHz wireless rig is a boon for budget-conscious audio pros and DIY live sound folks.  MORE


Review: X-Clip Dual Microphone Holder

Date: 07/09/2015

Rob Tavaglione. No more gaffer's tape! X-Clip ideally holds an SM57 and SDC.  MORE


Review: Sennheiser MK 8 Multipattern LDC Mic

Date: 07/07/2015

by Strother Bullins. The studio realm of pro audio product marketing tends to nurture “champagne wishes and caviar dreams.” Microphone-wise, the multi-pattern large diaphragm condenser (LDC) is often a focus in aspirational studio glamour shots— mostly because it’s a key, useful tool and partly because it’s generally one of the priciest items in a pro’s kit. Recognizing both the needs and desires of both savvy self-financed recordists and budget-minded pros, Sennheiser’s MK Series has recently expanded to two models, offering the taste, vibe and features of high-end LDCs at very reasonable prices.  MORE


MXL DRUM PA-5K Mic Kit, MM-131 Mic Mate Mobile

Date: 07/06/2015

By Strother Bullins. MXL Microphones’ new three-piece DRUM PA-5K drum mic kit (pictured, at $199) includes two of the company’s new A-5t Tom Microphones and the MXL A-55 Kicker bass drum mic.  MORE


Review: DPA SC4098 d:screet Podium Microphone

Date: 06/18/2015

By Strother Bullins. The d:screet SC4098 features well-chosen frequency response and alluring flexibility.  MORE


Review: Sandhill 6011A Active Ribbon Microphone

Date: 05/19/2015

by Rob Tavaglione. Active ribbons are all the rage and for good reason: the inherent bi-directional quality of a figure-eight polar pattern, typically strong mids, and a pleasant top-end tempered with a touch of useful dynamic smoothing plus higher output, lower noise floor and the increased preamp flexibility of active electronics. If you don't have an active ribbon microphone (or preferably, a pair—Blumlein, anyone?), I'm afraid you're really missing out.  MORE


Review: Radial Engineering Firefly Tube Direct Box

Date: 05/19/2015

by Rob Tavaglione. It seems like there’s a lot of cool DI boxes around these days, often sporting tubes and advanced features. Leave it to British Columbia-based Radial Engineering—makers of some wildly popular direct-injection and inter-connecting boxes—to add its Firefly to the trend. And yes—the Firefly has a tube plus numerous other advanced features, most obviously a sporty, memorable handle that kind of looks like a lightning bug's wing.  MORE


PAR-Tube: Tozzoli's 3rd St. John Retreat, Vid 2

Date: 04/30/2015

Rich's cohorts take you on a tour of the main house, "Studio A.”  MORE


Elite Acoustics Designs Sunburst Gear MM Series M3BR8/M3R8 All-In-One Rechargable Bluetooth Monitor

Date: 04/09/2015

Elite Acoustics Designs’ Sunburst Gear M3BR8 could be the most useful multipurpose monitoring tool I’ve ever used.  MORE


Review: Sunburst Gear MM Series Monitor

Date: 03/31/2015

By Strother Bullins. Elite Acoustics Designs’ Sunburst Gear M3BR8 could be the most useful multipurpose monitoring tool I’ve ever used. Is it a studio monitor, instrument monitor, sound reinforcement speaker, Bluetooth-ready portable DJ/KJ rig, remote-location battery powered portable PA, or a three-channel mixer with limited EQ? Actually, it’s all of those and more.  MORE


Fostex 6301N Series Active Monitor

Date: 03/13/2015

There are few speaker products in pro audio as universally useful as the Fostex 6301N Series Active Monitor at $250 street.  MORE


 
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