Condenser microphone vs dynamic.

Condenser microphone vs dynamic.

The purpose of any microphone is to convert sound into an electrical signal. This process is called transduction and it can be achieved in a number of ways. Depending on the principle used, scholars would distinguish microphones into different types. Although this list may include a dozen of different items, you’ll be most often hearing about the condenser and dynamic microphones. This pair is very flexible and can easily cover most of the uses, from…

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Neumann TLM-103 Cardioid Microphone Review

Neumann TLM-103 Cardioid Microphone Review
9/10

Neumann can be undoubtedly named as one of the most recognizable microphone brands, especially in professional circles and this is far from being an accident. The company has a long history – it survived the World War II to bring forth the first-ever commercial condenser mic and eventually set quality standards for the whole industry. Neumann mics remain to be the top-notch up to day, but what’s even more important is that they have their…

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Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone Review

Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone Review
8/10

When it comes to quality, Blue Yeti would be undoubtedly one of the first choices among any other USB microphones. The truth is, nowadays USB mics are being stamped by all and sundry manufacturers. Logitech would be an excellent example. Specializing in computer accessories, they produce great keyboards and mice, and even sound systems but when it comes to standalone mics, they simply don’t have enough expertise. The best what they can do is some…

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How to choose the right microphone.

How to choose the right microphone.

As there are many different types of microphones and each appears to serve its own purpose, choosing the best mic may not be a simple task. Aside from the purpose of use, some mics tend to suit better for individual vocal techniques and or playing styles. In this aspect, mics can be compared to musical instruments. A good guitar player will probably have a couple of guitars at home and he will sometimes use one…

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Audio-Technica AT875R Short Shotgun Review

Audio-Technica AT875R Short Shotgun Review
9/10
Editor's Choice

Audio-Technica 875R is a short shotgun mic, which is only 7 inches long, also having a smaller diameter. For a compact model, it has some good directional characteristics, effectively rejecting sounds starting from 60 degrees angle. This model perfectly works as an on-camera solution and can be used with stands or boom poles. Such universal solution is also surprisingly affordable. For the price, it has an excellent sound quality and I just can’t recommend it…

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