There’s a plethora of entry-level digital recorders on the market nowadays. And whilst I usually find myself recommending the Zoom H1 or the Tascam DR-05 to beginners, I’m always open to trying out new models. Granted, the Sony ICD-PX470 probably isn’t designed to compete with the H1 or the DR-05, but it is made by
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Dynamic and condenser microphones are the two most popular types of mic on the market. How do they contribute to audio hiss?
The Shure MV88 is an iPhone microphone that fits in your pocket. Let’s find out whether it’s worth the carrying!
The Olympus WS-853 fits into the low-cost/budget digital recorder category. At the time of writing you can pick one up brand new on Amazon for $70 or Amazon UK for £57. This makes it slightly cheaper than the Zoom H1 and Tascam DR-05. But can it compete with these recorders in other ways? Let’s find
I’ve been working with my friend Peter Van Riet on a mix for his band, Raketski. Peter is a masterful composer, but also an incredible piano player. Which got me to thinking about the incredible similarities between EQ and a piano, and the differences that craft and experience bring to the tool. Equalizers are one
The Lewitt DGT 650 could be described as an “enhanced USB mic” due to its additional functions beyond that of a simple plug and play device. USB mics have traditionally been geared towards the beginners market, with a low barrier to entry in mind. Cost-wise, most USB mics can be bought for under $100 too.
Though the aesthetic design of microphones has varied throughout the years, most have usually had one thing in common – they actually look like microphones. Traditionally, mics were always analogue in their build, and marketed towards niche groups, such as musicians. Nowadays though, the digital (USB) mic is every bit as popular as its analogue
What factors can we look at to determine our studio needs when it comes to an audio interface? What technical considerations are important? Over the course of my education and career, I have likely purchased more audio interfaces than any other piece of equipment. Here, I’ll attempt to pass on everything I’ve learned along the
When you buy a microphone for podcasting, one of the big considerations in that process is “dynamic or condenser?” If you’re not already familiar with these terms, don’t worry. They’re basically the two most common ways a microphone is built, how it functions, and how it records sound. This isn’t an in-depth comparison of dynamic and
A mixer is a great means of recording podcasts with remote guests or co-hosts over call apps such as Skype. Mixers also give you the capability to create your episodes “as-live” by playing effects, transitions, and other audio clips during the recording, as opposed to editing them in afterwards. If you combine the two, you