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REVIEW: Blue Microphones Hummingbird Condenser Microphone

Blue Microphones Hummingbird Condenser Microphone – $299 PROS: Great design, easy to pivot head, excellent sound. CONS: None. Condenser mics are great for picking up the “acoustic-ness” of pretty much everything. Think guitars, drums and stringed instruments. Blue has been making high-end microphones for years and now has a small-footprint condenser that’s on par with […]Read More »

What Modern Vocalists Can Learn From The RCA 77-DX Microphone

FLASHBACK: 1954 RCA 77-DX Microphone HISTORY The RCA 77-DX microphone was originally intended for television use, which is why its finish is low-gloss umber-gray enamel – for eliminating glare. HOW IT WAS USED Began for TV and became the “go-to” for most of the early “crooners.” It’s poly-directional, giving the engineer many options and decisions […]Read More »

Shure PGAStudioKit4 Microphone Kit Review

SHURE PGASTUDIOKIT4 MIC KIT PROS: Great selection of mics, all accessories & case included. CONS: None. PRICE: $299 Shure has been making quality microphones for decades at decent prices, all of which feature great sound; they’re a brand that makes them a great choice. Their PGASTUDIOKIT4 is a great package of complementary mics, and accessories […]Read More »

GEAR REVIEW: Ear Trumpet Labs Louise Microphone

Ear Trumpet Labs Louise Microphone – $499 PROS: Well made, consistently great sound quality. CONS: Slightly expensive, retro design might that not be for everyone. Ear Trumpet Labs blend the old school aesthetic with modern construction and electronics. Back in January 2013, we got to check out their Edwina condenser microphone (and loved it). Now […]Read More »

GEAR TEST: Putting Audio-Technica’s Wireless Camera-Mount Systems Through Their Paces

I always lament how frustrating it is to get a quick setup for a basic video interview. So when I was given the opportunity to take a test run of the Audio-Technica System 10 camera mount wireless mic setups, I was excited to see if it might be the solution to a simplified, dynamic rig. […]Read More »

MUST WATCH: Understanding Mic Specifications – Part 4 – Electrical Output

Our friends at Shure have a helpful video series up on YouTube that all musicians and pro audio users should watch. Next up in the series is a helpful clip that outlines the basics to understanding the electrical output of microphones and how that relates to sound.Read More »

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