Best Shotgun Microphones For A Camera
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Best Shotgun Microphones For A Camera

So you want to step up the audio quality in your camera work, and you’ve found out that shotgun mics are the top solution. The extreme directionality of shotgun microphones make them an ideal choice for attaching to cameras. The shotgun mic, when positioned correctly, will effectively capture the sound coming from the direction the…

Best Lavalier Microphones For Interviews, News, And Presentations
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Best Lavalier Microphones For Interviews, News, And Presentations

Lavalier microphones (also known as lapel mics or body mics) are well known in the film and audio worlds. You’ve likely seen them clipped to the ties or jackets of news reporters, to the clothing of interviewers/interviewees on television, and on the garments of live speakers during “hands free” presentations. Lavalier or “lav” mics are…

Best Podium/Pulpit Microphones For Live Speaking
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Best Podium/Pulpit Microphones For Live Speaking

The podium microphone is a common way to reinforce a speaker’s voice during live presentations. Podium microphones are very popular in churches (otherwise known as pulpit mics); in graduation ceremonies; in lecture halls, and in presentations that have several speakers in serial. So what microphones work best on the podium? Here are my top 2…

Best Handheld Microphones For Live Speaking
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Best Handheld Microphones For Live Speaking

The handheld microphone is a common strategy for reinforcing a speaker’s voice during live presentations. Handheld microphones are very popular in standup comedy; in presentations that require audience participation, and are also used in large presentations (even if only as backups to lavalier or headset microphones). Handheld microphones offer a speaker the freedom of mobility and…

Best Microphones For Recording Ambience
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Best Microphones For Recording Ambience

Recording ambience is an awesome experience. Travelling to the location, setting up, and actually using the recordings in film, television, and other media is a fulfilling job in the audio engineering world. When it comes time recording ambiences, which microphones work the best? In this article, I’ll share with you my top 3 microphone recommendations…

Best Microphones For Recording Audiobooks
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Best Microphones For Recording Audiobooks

So you’ve written a book and want to record an audiobook version of it? Or maybe you’re tasked with recording someone else’s book and would like to know which microphone would work best. In this article, I’ll try my best to start your audiobook recording journey on the right foot with some good microphone advice….

Best Microphones For Miking Violin
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Best Microphones For Miking Violin

The violin (also known as the fiddle) is a beautiful instrument. It’s the smallest, highest pitched instrument in the violin family that sees regular use in music. The violin can be heard as a key member of orchestra, chamber, and string ensembles, as well as in many other genres of music, notably folk, country, bluegrass,…

Best Microphones For Miking Viola
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Best Microphones For Miking Viola

The viola is a wonderfully warm and dark member of the violin family. Though “duller” sounding than the other string instruments in its family, the viola has found its place complimenting orchestra, chamber, and string ensembles, as well as in some modern genres and as a solo instrument. When recording the viola or reinforcing it…

Best Microphones For Miking Cello
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Best Microphones For Miking Cello

The cello is a beautiful sounding string instrument that belongs to the violin family. It is the second largest string instrument after the double bass. The cello finds itself in orchestral, chamber, and string ensembles, as well as in some modern genres and as a solo instrument. Recording this beautiful instrument starts with the microphone….

Best Microphones For Miking Clarinet
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Best Microphones For Miking Clarinet

The clarinet is a popular member of the woodwind family due to its versatile sound and usefulness in orchestral pieces. There are two main choices of clarinet: one in B♭(which we’ll discuss today) and another in A (a semi-tone lower). The clarinet family ranges from the BBB♭ octo-contrabass to the A♭ piccolo clarinet. Again, we’ll…