From the 2011 NAMM Show: Blue Microphones has given a sneak peek at its new Reactor mic, which is coming to market this spring. A multi-pattern, large diaphragm condenser microphone, the Reactor “pushes the envelope” of microphone design in its functional versatility, sound and aesthetics. Reactor combines Blue’s large-format capsule technology with an innovative approach [...]
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From NAMM ’11: Microphone innovator Blue Microphones was promoting its recently-released Spark, a cardioid, solid-state condenser microphone, with high-quality, fully discrete components and an innovative Focus control offering two sonic signatures. Along with its attractive design and wide range of recording capabilities, Spark also comes with a custom shock mount and pop filter in a [...]
Blue Microphones has introduced the Yeti Pro, the first USB microphone combining 24 bit/192 kHz recording resolution with analog XLR output. Features: Yeti Pro is designed to provide the highest performance possible in a digital microphone, with recording resolution of 24bit/192kHz, Yeti Pro features an analog-digital converter chip that allows a range of recording resolutions, from [...]
When you think Jack Black, you probably think awesome sounding sound, right? So there’s nobody better qualified to teach you the secrets of getting awesome sound for your videos than Jack Black. Other than maybe a sound guy. Anyway, this video features Jack Black offering his tips on getting awesome sound for your videos. And [...]
At the 2009 NAMM Show, Alesis introduced theirÂ USB Recording Kit – a kit that puts together Alesis mics, monitors and an audio interface to make a relatively cheap (approx. $260) project recording studio. The video above is Alesis’ intro video from the show.Â Details on the Alesis USB Recording Kit below.
Perhaps it is fitting that when the economic climate is stormy, people take pleasure in small, modestly-priced amusing things. Or maybe we’re just on a “cute little gear” kick. Whatever the case, the Mikey iPod microphone from Blue was one of the newer pieces of podcasting hardware that caught our eye at the 2009 NAMM [...]
Shure SM58Â &Â SM57Â mics have a reputation for being reliable to the point of beingÂ indestructible.Â They’re popular with musicians, because they’re cheap and you can store them in the back of a van without worrying about breaking them. The SM58 is popular with podcasters, too, because it’s fairly cheap and delivers great sound for the price.Â Mats [...]
MXL has announced the MXL Studio 1 portable USB condenser microphone, designed to be a low-cost mic for music training, field recording, and professional spoken word recordings. According to MXL, it’s “excellent for podcasting and multimedia voiceover”. The MXL® Studio 1 does not require any special drivers and is completely “Plug & Play” for instant [...]
Blue Microphones has introduced a new microphone designed for mobile use, the Snowflake.
Blue calls it “the first professional portable USB mic, and recommends it for mobile podcasting, VoIP software (such as Skype and Vonage), field recording, lecture recording and music recording.
It retails for $79.
Coutant.org, the site of Professor S.O. Coutant, features a wide rang eof information about the types of microphones used in broadcasting and recording studios. It’s very comprehensive, with detailed information on the most commonly used mics in broadcasting, bios of communication pioneers and information on celebrities and the mics they used. The site doesn’t give [...]