Review of the RØDE M5 Matched Pair Condenser Microphones

April 23, 2016
M5's in XY configuration

If you are recording acoustic guitar and you want to take capture a good stereo image then one option is to use a matched pair of microphones. The RØDE M5 matched pair are now at such an attractive price point that I felt it was worth investing in a pair to see how they...
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Review of the DPA d:dicate 4011 and d:facto 4018V microphones

March 5, 2015

We put the DPA d:dicate 4011 and d:facto 4018V mics to the test during a recording session with the great blues performer Angelo Palladino. Comparison of three stereo miking techniques for acoustic guitar with full session notes and audio tracks here ...
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Review of the Røde NT-USB Studio Microphone

June 5, 2014

I am increasingly being asked to recommend recording microphones to work with iPad recording apps. The smart ‘pickup and use’ mobile solution is to use a microphone with a built in USB interface and that’s exactly what the new NT-USB offers.
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Review of the new RØDE NT1 Studio Condenser Microphone

February 18, 2014

Our editor gets up close with the new ultra-quiet RØDE NT1 studio condenser microphone. A comprehensive review of the worlds quietest 1" Cardioid Condenser Microphone.
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Sennheiser MK4 Condenser Studio Microphone Review

October 23, 2012

We review this economical offering from Sennheiser to see how performs in a variety of studio applications.
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Earthworks Microphones

July 1, 2012

Earthworks microphones and preamps all descend from a philosophy reflective of our roots as a scientific measurement device manufacturer. As such, we strive to maintain an identity as a manufacturer of precision equipment capable of reproducing audio with maximum consistency & accuracy throughout a microphones polar pattern and preamps operating range.
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Violet Design Flamingo Standard Microphone

March 31, 2012

The Flamingo Standard is at the top end of the Violet Design range both in terms of price and it has to be said in pure physical size.  This is a large microphone! The combination of massive housing, internal capsule shock mount, integrated head shock mount and the included external shock mount are claimed...
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