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iPhone 5 comes equipped with three microphones

iPhone 5 comes equipped with three microphones

Apple has included a lot of cool features with the iPhone 5, but one of the more interesting talking points is that the iPhone 5 comes complete with three microphones. One of these mics is located on the front of the device, another on the side, and the final one has taken up residence on the back. So, why does the iPhone 5 need three microphones?

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Blue Microphones Tiki USB mic available at Best Buy now

Blue Microphones Tiki USB mic available at Best Buy now

We’re fans of Blue Microphones, with the company churning out good quality products like the Snowball and Yeti mics. The company demoed a smaller, more portable USB mic at CES that would plug into laptops and provide noise cancellation so that you could hold a conversation in a busy environment, and that microphone is now shipping. Blue says the mic contains proprietary noise cancellation technology that will isolate your voice and reduce background noise accordingly.

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Pulse Controller turns your desk into a drum set

Pulse Controller turns your desk into a drum set

Developer and musician Stephan Vankov has revealed his newest project: one that comprises of both software and a device which connects your computer to any surface which then acts as an instrument. Your computer reads impulses sent through the device which have come from your hands or whatever else happens to be hitting the surface the device is attached to, and instrument sounds are fed back. You can turn your desk into a piano, the hood of your car into a drum set, and more!

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Blue Spark Digital condenser microphone for iPad revealed and detailed

Blue Spark Digital condenser microphone for iPad revealed and detailed

There's a brand new studio-grade condenser microphone in town for both USB and iPad, and it comes from Blue Microphones. This mic goes by the name Spark Digital and is able to produce darn-near completely excellent sounds with a the same amount of high-quality craftsmanship that went into the company's other excellent comparable mic, the Spark XLR. What this Spark Digital unit does is take the same studio-grade condenser capsule plus hand-tuned components and sets you up for whatever you want to record - be it a podcast, music, location recording and more!

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Blue Microphones outs iOS Spark Digital and Mikey Digital mics, plus intelligent Tiki

Blue Microphones outs iOS Spark Digital and Mikey Digital mics, plus intelligent Tiki

Blue Microphones has outed its CES range, a trio of mics targeting both computer musicians and - thanks to iOS device compatibility - Garageband musicians. The Spark Digital leads the range, a USB and iPad compatible studio-grade condenser microphone suitable for vocals, drums, guitars, piano, speech, location recording and other uses, with a zero-latency headphone output, volume/gain control and its analog predecessor's "Focus" control.

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Mogees contact microphone brings out the musician in you

Mogees contact microphone brings out the musician in you

Contact microphones turn vibrations into electrical signals, and can then be transcoded into sound waves. This is precisely what the Mogees project does, and it does it well. The gadget can stick to any surface and turn it into your musical playground. There are multiple settings to help produce one's desired sound, but the real key resides in the gestures.

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Roland R-26 Portable Recorder officially shipped

Roland R-26 Portable Recorder officially shipped

This week we're jumping out of our seats at the news that legendary music machine makers Roland have shipped their newest sound recorder: the Roland R-26 with six-channel audio recording and two types of onboard stereo mics. This is no low-end recorder, ladies and gentlemen, and what it lacks in aesthetic appeal for all you thin and cute loving electronics owners out there it more than makes up for in sound recording power. This device records directly to your SD/SDHC card and has XLR/TRS combo inputs for ultimate ease in integration with the equipment you've already got.

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Tascam iM2 stereo microphone for iOS products official

Tascam iM2 stereo microphone for iOS products official

So you've got a desire to record that lecture at school or the Wu-Tang concert you're about to attend, but you just don't trust the mic on your iPhone to do the full trick - how about a stereo mic device that pops in with ease from Tascam? Just in time for the holidays, Tascam has revealed and put up for sale the iM2, a stereo microphone attachment for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch - and it looks so sweet! How we've just got to figure out what we're going to do with the sound once we've got it.

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