RØDE’s NT-USB Mini promises studio-quality sound in a simple package

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RØDE has announced the NT-USB Mini, designed to be a simple microphone for all kinds of content creators. The USB microphone features a high-quality condenser capsule with RF shielding and “excellent capsule isolation”, according to the manufacturer. It’s built with a cardioid polar response pattern to maintain full attention to the subject in front of […]

NAMM 2020: Lewitt celebrates its 10th anniversary with Project 1040

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NAMM 2020: Lewitt Audio has unveiled Project 1040, a microphone project that has been 10 years in the making and is touted to revolutionise studio and recording workflow. Described as “the ultimate microphone system”, Project 1040 uses tube technology that provides four distinct sound characteristics: Clear, Warm, Saturated and Dark. Remote control is also supported […]

NAMM 2020: Aston dials up the rock ’n’ roll with a limited-edition Origin Black Bundle

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NAMM 2020: Aston Microphones has launched the limited-edition Origin Black bundle, which comprises a blacked-out Origin mic paired with a Swiftshield. Only 2000 sets of the Origin Black Bundle will be available. Apart from the rock ’n’ roll aesthetic, the Origin – which we gave a 10/10 in our review – and Swiftshield remain unchanged. Here’s […]

Myburgh is now ready to ship the Myburgh M1 high-end microphone

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Myburgh Microphones, previously Burg Microphones, has announced the availability of its first product, the M1. First previewed at Musikmesse in 2018, the Myburgh M1 is designed by Andreas Grosser, an engineer known for modding and restoring classic Neumann U47 mics, and Eckehard Dux, also a renowned mic engineer. Andrew Myburgh, producer and pro audio engineer, […]

Review: Austrian Audio OC18 and OC818

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Price OC18 Studio Set £599, OC818 Live Set £1,679 (pair) Contact Austrian Audio Austrian Audio‘s two new microphones – the OC18 and OC818 – share the same capsule, the newly designed CKR12. Both are large-diaphragm condenser designs with identical cases, though the OC18 is black while the OC818 is silver. The main operational difference between […]

Gear Of The Year: Best microphones of 2019

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WINNER: Aston Microphones Stealth Aston’s Stealth is an innovative dynamic microphone with an active preamp and four voicings, which you can select to configure the microphone to record different instruments and vocals. Aston came up with the voicings through lengthy tests with its expert panel of producers and engineers so came up with the four […]

10 tips on using microphones

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Know your types Dynamic mics tend to be the workhorses of the microphone world. They are cheap, can take a bit of signal, and tend to be used as mics for some of the bigger-sounding instruments and live vocals. Condensers are more sensitive so are better for more intricate and detailed recordings of, say, acoustic […]

Lewitt’s LCT 640 TS mic is a versatile, multi-patterned mic with stereo capabilities.

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Lewitt Audio, Austrian microphone expert, has released the LCT 640 TS microphone. The multi-pattern studio mic has been certified by the Music Engineering and Technology Alliance. Those familiar with Lewitt will know that its LCT range has won many awards for the superior quality of condenser mics, and this one is set to continue the […]

DPA steps into the world of immersive audio with the new 4560 Core Binaural Headset Mic

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Expert microphone designer, DPA has released an immersive audio recording solution for sound designers, podcasters, vloggers, filmmakers and other content creators. The new 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone allows easier capturing of authentic immersive audio for projects. DPA’s binaural headset delivers the super sound quality the Danish manufacturer is known for across the world. The […]