Microphones

Microphone Polar Patterns Explained
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Microphone Polar Patterns Explained

What features should we be looking out for when buying a microphone, and what benefit does it make to you as a musician or engineer to have a microphone with one, three or five pickup patterns? Which polar patterns do I need and how do we get the most out of them...Read more

Inline Mic Preamps | Give your microphones a boost
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Inline Mic Preamps | Give your microphones a boost

What is an inline mic preamp? Sometimes known as an inline mic-activator or gain exciter. For lack of a better term, they are a pre-pre-amplifier. These devices originally came into action to help solve the problem of working with mismatched gear, especially vintage microphones. Not all microphones and consoles play well with others...Read more

Wireless Mic Systems - Which frequencies can I use?
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Wireless Mic Systems - Which frequencies can I use?

Wireless systems allow you to transmit an audio signal directly from your mic and instrument to your amplifier or mixer, and receive a monitor signal directly to your In-Ear Monitors. These are often used at public events, on stages for live performances and far too often by bands in the rehearsal studio. Can I buy any wireless system and use it anywhere?...Read more

Great Drum Mics Don't Have To Cost A Fortune
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Great Drum Mics Don't Have To Cost A Fortune

Capturing the natural sound of your drum kit can be a challenging task, but it is made easier when you have great sounding drum mics. There are so many options out there so it is easy to fall into the trap of buying what is popular, which is sometimes the most expensive option, and that is not always the best choice...Read more

RODE release the NT-USB Mini Microphone
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RODE release the NT-USB Mini Microphone

RODE has had a busy week as they have just introduced the brand-new NT-USB Mini microphone, labelled as the microphone ‘made for everyone’. The NT-USB Mini is a sleek, compact USB microphone set to deliver studio-quality recording directly into your computer or tablet.