Posts Tagged ‘ microphone ’

5 Tips For Recording Voiceovers

Mar 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting

The Pro Tools Expert blog has shared their take on 5 tips for recording great voiceovers that apply directly to podcasts. They include: Banish (computers) to a separate room or to a specially designed cupboard. The room needs to be as dead as possible, especially at mid and high frequencies. Don’t record in front of […]

The Yeti Pro USB Microphone – A Great First ‘Grown Up’ Microphone

Feb 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting, Podcasting Hardware

The Blue Microphones Yeti Pro is the described by blue as ‘the world’s first USB microphone combining 24-bit/192 kHz digital recording resolution with analog XLR output”. At $250, it’s probably not going to be a first podcasting mic or mic for general recording. But, given its power and flexibility, the Yeti Pro is a great […]

Sennheiser MK 4 Condenser Microphone

Jan 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting Hardware

At the 2011 NAMM Show, German audio specialist Sennheiser presented their new MK 4 large-diaphragm true condenser microphone. This cardioid microphone is the company’s first large-diaphragm side-address microphone and, according to company spokesmen, “focuses on giving the best possible sound quality rather than technical extravagance.” The MK 4 was developed for professional users in project […]

Samson Meteor USB Studio Microphone

Jan 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting Hardware

2011 NAMM Show: Samson has introduced a stylish new microphone for podcasting and general audio recording with your computer, the Samson Meteor Mic. The Meteor Mic has one of the larger condenser diaphragms (25mm) of any USB mic available. It offers a cardioid pickup pattern, smooth frequency response and 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution. The Chrome-plated body […]

New iRig Mic Designed For iPhone, iPod touch & iPad

Jan 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Podcasting Hardware

IK Multimedia has announced iRig Mic, a handheld condenser microphone designed to be used with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Features: The iRig Mic features a unidirectional condenser-electret microphone capsule. Real-time monitoring with a dual mini-jack connector. Three-level gain switch makes it adjustable for any sound condition. The iRig Mic comes with: VocaLive free, […]

Blue Microphones Mikey G2 Pro iPod, iPhone Microphone Designed For Mobile Recording

May 20th, 2010 | By | Category: General

Blue Microphones has introduced the Mikey G2 Pro iPod, iPhone Microphone, designed for mobile recording with your iPhone or iPod touch. The Mikey G2 Pro microphone features two custom-tuned Blue capsules for stereo recording, a line-input, USB pass through and an updated 230-degree rotating design. Mikey’s three gain settings allow for recording everything from a […]

Podcasting Microphones Under $100

Apr 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting

Patrick Norton and Veronica Belmont take a look at some of the best podcasting microphones under $100. Veronica’s picks include the Alesis USB Mic Podcasting Kit, the Marshall Electronics MXL Studio 1 USB and the Blue Microphones Snowball USB. These are all popular choices for podcasting mics and you’ll get good results if you record […]

Podcasting For Kids

Dec 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts

Scholastic has published a short guide to podcasting for kids. In all their forms, podcasts have become a popular classroom activity during the past five years—iTunes is now populated with streams from hundreds of K–12 schools across the country. Some student podcasts are simply recorded versions of history or book reports. But today, podcasts coming […]

Samson Intros Q2U XLR + USB Microphone Recording Pack

Dec 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Podcasting Hardware

Samson Technologies has introduced the Q2U Microphone Recording Pack, an $89 starter set that includes a XLR + USB microphone, HP20 headphones, software and more. A dynamic handheld microphone, the Q2U features both an XLR output and a USB I/O allowing it to be plugged directly into a live sound console or any computer with […]

THX-Certified Blue Yeti Microphone The “Ultimate USB Microphone”

Nov 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcasting Hardware

Blue Microphones has introduced Yeti, the first THX Certified microphone and, according to the company, the “ultimate USB microphone for professional recording.” Yeti Features: The first USB mic to offer Blue’s condenser capsules in a  triple capsule array for the highest quality, most versatile audio recording capability Four patterns (Omni, Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional) for  versatility […]