February 5th, 2013 by David Weiss
Microphones need to be more than just microphones now.
The latest in the trend towards USB microphones that come with multiple on-board functions is the Audio-Technica AT2020USB+, a side-address cardioid condenser mic that carries its own A/D converter, mix control, and headphone jack with volume control. Beyond music recording, … Read More
November 1st, 2012 by Justin Colletti
The AES Convention has always been a time for new product announcements, and this year was no different.
Although there were markedly fewer exhibitors this year than usual, almost all of the companies that did show up seemed to be announcing new tools, which ranged from the practical to the … Read More
October 28th, 2012 by Janice Brown
At AES this weekend, Audio-Technica launched their new flagship 50 Series of high-end studio microphones with the all-new AT5040 Cardioid Condenser mic.
In development over five years, the hand-built AT5040 side-address condenser was designed for realism and depth, presence and purity of sound.
Featuring a proprietary element design, … Read More
April 26th, 2012 by Justin Colletti
As digital recording has become the norm, many tools that engineers once took for granted have disappeared from recording studios. But it’s one of the ironies of the DAW-age that the embrace of computer recording has led directly to the comeback of one technology that’s even older than tape itself. … Read More
March 22nd, 2012 by Justin Colletti
Last week, we covered some of the best large diaphragm condenser mics around at an entry-level price of $300. This time, we’ll move up a bracket to review some of the most useful condensers available from $500 to $1,500 new.
Keep in mind that this list is no way conclusive. … Read More