GoPro's action cameras might be the go-anywhere video recording option for racing, biking, and other extreme sports, but the audio they capture has always been the ugly sibling. Sennheiser, though, believes it may have the answer with its new, microphone-toting GoPro camera case, one of the first products to launch under the GoPro Developer Program.
The video world might currently be enchanted with Ultra HD, but skimp on sound and all the pixels in the world won't save you. Enter Sennheiser with the AVX System, a prosumer wireless microphone setup which promises to not only raise your audio game but do it without channel-hunting headaches or messing with levels.
The Razer Seiren Pro is a high-end microphone made for gamers - more specifically aimed at those that stream their gaming live for the masses. What you're going to see here is a microphone that looks and feels like a studio-level piece of equipment. But can it deliver in sound where it delivers in looks? This monster of a microphone is the sort of thing you buy when you get really serious about your online recording art - or when you just feel like tossing a piece of your paycheck at a piece of equipment that'll last you forever. Either way, fine audio, here we come.
Neat Microphones, a sub-brand of guitar-maker Gibson, has just unveiled three new desktop mics the feature a style straight out of Back to the Future II's idea of the year 2015 from the 1980's. Dubbed Widgets, the three new mics feature colorful designs meant to look nice on any desk, as well as have their own specialty function. And priced at $99 each, they won't break the bank when it comes to making a step up from a laptop's built-in microphone.
Razer has rolled out a new USB microphone for folks who like to record audio for music or podcasts on their computer. The microphone is called the Razer Seiren and it promises studio grade recording quality. The mic has a multi-pattern USB digital connection that supports four recording configurations and uses three custom-tuned 14mm condenser capsules.
Mikme is a portable wireless microphone offering musicians and other audio hobbyists a way to capture studio-quality audio without setting up a recording station. The idea behind the device is that users should be able to start recording whenever the moment strikes without having to put the moment on hold to set up a quality microphone -- or, alternatively, without having to settle for a lesser-quality smartphone recording. The microphone is joined by a smartphone app that offers, among other things, mobile audio mixing and sharing.
Intercommunication - Apple Watch to Apple Watch - is something Apple seems to have been adamant about when they first started designing the devices. Making communication between the devices central to their being, these devices not only open a new device category for the brand - they also make them an exclusive club membership card, so to speak.
IK Multimedia has introduced its latest Apple-centric products, a new iRig microphone and a new stand for the iPad (and any tablet roughly the same size). The iRig Mic Field is the maker's first "pocketable" digital microphone that can be adjusted as necessary, while the iKlip Xpand Stand offers a spring-based design to make adapters unnecessary.
Zoom has outed its latest portable multitrack, the H5 Handy Recorder, offering studio-level audio capture that can be mounted straight on top of a DSLR and supports interchangeable microphones for matching sound to scene. Running off a couple of AA batteries, the AA has both integrated microphones and dual XLR/TRS jacks for external mics as well as line-level inputs for its four-track recording.