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Blue ‘Spark’ Microphone

January 15th, 2011

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 […]

Zoom Q3HD Video Recorder Offers HD Video, High Quality Sound

December 3rd, 2010

Zoom has introduced a new portable video recorder, the Zoom Q3HD, that offers both high quality sound and 1080 video in a portable package. The Q3HD uses the same microphone capsules as Zoom’s H4n Handy Recorder, a portable digital audio recorder. With two on-board, studio-quality condenser mics configured in a wide 120° X/Y pattern, the Q3HD […]

iPhone 4 Tripod Mount, The OWLE Bubo, Has Funny Name, Cool Features

October 28th, 2010

The OWLE Bubo is a camera mount for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 that adds stability, optics, microphones and a tripod mount. Features: Anodized aluminum case improves iPhone camera with upgraded lens and boom mic Improves video or still shots iPhone fits inside included silicone case, then mounts inside the aluminum housing for full protection Constructed […]

Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder Does HD Video, Stereo Sound

October 11th, 2010

Zoom has announced the new Q3HD Handy Video Recorder, which features HD video and HD audio (24-bit/96kHz) in a tiny package. While the Zoom Q3HD does HD video, Zoom emphasizes the recorder’s audio capabilities: The Q3HD uses the same microphone capsules as Zoom’s industry-leading H4n Handy Recorder. From live musical performances, rehearsals and recitals to […]

How To Create A Podcast With Public Radio Quality Sound

June 25th, 2010

The Sound Of Young America‘s Jesse Thorn explains how to create a podcast with public-radio quality, with relatively inexpensive gear, out of your bedroom: I use Shure SM7 microphones. These are famous for being the mics that Michael Jackson used to record his vocals for Thriller, but they’re really a great all-purpose microphone. They’re also […]

H1 Handy Recorder Shrinks Size, Expands Features

June 17th, 2010

Audio equipment company Zoom has unveiled its new H1 Handy Recorder.  At about 2 oz, the H1 is Zoom’s smallest recorder to date. The device features the same onboard microphones as Zoom’s H2, configured in an X/Y pattern, and makes 24-bit/96 kHz stereo recordings.  The H1 sports a newly designed user interface that places all […]

Zoom Intros $99 H1 Handy Recorder

June 1st, 2010

Zoom has introduced the H1 Handy Recorder, the latest in their line of portable digital audio recorders. The Zoom H1 packs a surprising amount of power into a tiny $99 package. The H1’s onboard microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern. The result is stereo recordings with natural depth and accurate imaging. The H1 records […]

How To Create A Podcast

April 17th, 2010

This two-part video looks at how to create a podcast. Topics covered include: What a podcast is The benefits of podcasts Podcasting in education Podcasting microphone tips USB microphones USB audio interfaces Microphone pop guards Podcasting software Apple Garageband Adobe Soundbooth Audacity Podcast recording tips Saving your podcast Uploading and distributing your podcast If you […]

BOSS Intros BR-800 Portable Digital Audio Recorder

March 29th, 2010

At Musikmesse 2010, a major audio and music industry convention held annually in Frankfurt, BOSS announced the BR-800, a compact portable audio workstation. The BR-800 audio recorder can record four tracks at once to SD-card media. It has inputs for four microphones, built-in audio effects and can double as a USB audio interface and DAW […]

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

November 12th, 2009

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 […]