Microphones reviews

  • Review of the Lauten Audio LA-320 tube-condenser microphone
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    Review of the Lauten Audio LA-320 tube-condenser microp… - A Versatile and Affordable Tube Mic

    06/09/16

    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 review of the Blue Microphones Hummingbird
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    A review of the Blue Microphones Hummingbird - A Bird in the Stand

    06/11/15

    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 f…

  • Review of Mojave Audio MA-300
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    Review of Mojave Audio MA-300 - It Takes Tubes to Tango

    06/10/14

    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.

  • Audio-Technica AT5040 Review
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    Audio-Technica AT5040 Review - AT a Premium

    02/22/14

    Since its introduction, Audio-Technica's new high-end mic has provided plenty to talk about.

  • Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Review
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    Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Review - Mr. Plus

    12/10/13

    New product in sight for all home studio owners looking to save some money and space in their studio or bedroom!

  • Blue Microphones Reactor Review
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    Blue Microphones Reactor Review - Reactor's Studio

    09/30/12

    The launch of the Spark, which we had the opportunity to review here, generated a lot of excitement. But Blue Microphones shows no intention of stopping there and has introduced a new microphone with a quite... different look?! Reactor enriches the product range of the US brand while staying faithful to the philosophy of offering affordable, but o…

  • Blue Microphones Spark Review
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    Blue Microphones Spark Review - The Mic that Sparks Interest

    10/09/11

    The American manufacturer Blue Microphones — famous for its emblematic Bottle — decided several years ago to extend its products range by offering more accessible microphones with the same reliable manufacturing quality. Today, the brand reaffirms its ambition and launches the Spark, a condenser microphone that redefines the down-market mics, both…

  • El Diablo's test
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    El Diablo's test - Hot ribbon

    12/28/07

    With few exceptions, microphones today are more or less inspired by german classics which were released in the 1950’s and 60’s. With a few exceptions... Here is one: The Crowley & Tripp El Diablo, a kind of revolution in the small world of ribbon microphones. Let’s review it!