- 08/02/16Getting started
The top large-diaphragm USB mics - The best large-diaphragm USB microphones
Why buy a USB audio interface when you could simply get a mic to record yourself? That's what USB mics are for: you take them out of their box, plug them in and rock 'n' roll! We polled our French readers to have them tell us which are their favorite USB mics, and we thought we'd pass the results on to you. Here they are...
A Versatile and Affordable Tube Mic - Review of the Lauten Audio LA-320 tube-condenser microphone
The LA-320 is the first mic in Lauten Audio’s new "Series Black" line. Lauten, whose product line also features many high-end mics, have put out a large-diaphragm tube condenser with a price point ($499) aimed at the home and project studio market. Not only that, they’ve hit it out of the park.
A Bird in the Stand - A review of the Blue Microphones Hummingbird
A mic with a swiveling capsule is not a new concept, but it isn’t something you typically find in a mic as affordable as the Blue Hummingbird. The swiveling feature is no gimmick — it makes a big difference in mic positioning, both in terms of physically being able to place the mic where you want it, and in the ability to find the best placement...
The Legendary SM57 - Classic Gear Spotlight: The Versatile and Durable Shure SM57
The Shure SM57 arrived on the scene in 1965 and quickly became a fixture in the pro audio world. The versatile, solidly built, yet inexpensive dynamic mic is great for guitar cabinets, snare drums, horns and lots more, both onstage and in the studio. Besides its considerable studio and stage usage, it's been the presidential podium mic for decades.
A peek inside a legendary mic manufacturer - Q&A: Telefunken Engineer Ryan Loftus
Audiofanzine met up with Ryan Loftus ─ engineer at Telefunken Eletroakustik ─ to talk about the high-end microphones the company manufactures.
It Takes Tubes to Tango - Review of Mojave Audio MA-300
Mojave Audio, the company started by renowned microphone designer David Royer (also of Royer Labs), has built a reputation for making high-quality, reasonably priced mics. Here, we review the MA-300, a multi-pattern tube condenser.
AT a Premium - Audio-Technica AT5040 Review
Since its introduction, Audio-Technica's new high-end mic has provided plenty to talk about.
- 02/18/14Getting started
Improve Your Microphone IQ - Understanding the Differences Between Mic Types Will Improve Your Mix
If you're not sure of the difference between condenser mics, ribbon mics, and dynamic mics, or what a polar pattern is, here’s a quick overview that will get you up and running when it comes to microphones.
Mr. Plus - Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Review
New product in sight for all home studio owners looking to save some money and space in their studio or bedroom!
- 11/11/13Getting started
Best Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mics from $150 to $300... - The top large-diaphragm condenser microphones between $150 and $300 (€100 and €200)
An indispensable tool in any studio, condenser mics allows us to record vocals as well acoustic instruments. Today, many brands offer large-diaphragm FET condenser mics for home studios on moderate budgets. Here are the results of our survey regarding your favorite large-diaphragm condenser mics between $150 and $300 (€100 and €200).