DPA Microphones 4560 CORE Binaural review

DPA’s 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone is made up of a pair of 4060 CORE Miniature Omnidirectional Microphones that are mounted on two ear hooks. The microphones are handpicked, selected on sensitivity within ±1.5 dB.… Read More DPA Microphones 4560 CORE Binaural review

A new control surface for image-editing video post-production and more: the Loupedeck CT

A decade or so later than when I tested a Tangent Wave control module, the Loupedeck CT is here, retailing at half the price, with a touch screen, a wheel, dials and buttons, and the promise of usability with multiple applications.… Read More A new control surface for image-editing video post-production and more: the Loupedeck CT

Sounds for video, presentations, timelapses and FX

Foley is the name we give to sounds that are created and recorded for usage in movies and other motion picture projects such as TV series, etc. For example, when a scene demands the sound of a galloping horse off-screen, you can suggest it by adding the recorded sound of – you guessed it! – a horse galloping or by recording or creating something that resembles a horse galloping. Those sounds can be created by recording them or creating them with apps such as Logic Pro X, ProTools, etc.… Read More Sounds for video, presentations, timelapses and FX

DPA Microphones d:screet 6060, supersmall, super quality

DPA Microphones’ d:screet 6060 CORE subminiature microphones are 3 mm in size, but if you close your eyes when monitoring a recording with one of these you’d swear you’re using a studio microphone the likes of a Neumann. I tested one of these tiny mics and it offered an unbelievable clarity, with as much detail in the low tones as much bigger and more expensive mics.… Read More DPA Microphones d:screet 6060, supersmall, super quality

IK Multimedia unveils Italian manufacturing facility and recording studio

IK Multimedia announced that it has expanded its campus in Modena, Italy with the unveiling of a modern manufacturing and recording facility. The new complex greatly expands the company’s in-house R&D, manufacturing and logistics capabilities. It also adds a state-of-the-art audio recording studio for in-house sound design and sampling.… Read More IK Multimedia unveils Italian manufacturing facility and recording studio

The Deity S-Mic 2, a professional-grade shotgun microphone

Youtubers, wedding video shooters, broadcast sound men/women and filmmakers: they all want to record sound with the best possible results. But practicalities such as pricing often stand in the way of reaching this lofty goal. Yet, equipment that exceeds the basic technical requirements – essential to even think about reaching it – is what you’ll need. A microphone is the first and one of the most important links in the chain from the sound you capture to the audio the viewer/listener gets out of their speakers. The results depend on the whole chain, but if you start with a tin can sound because of a low-end mic, you’ll never get to the full and rich sound you’re after.… Read More The Deity S-Mic 2, a professional-grade shotgun microphone

Accusonus releases ERA Voice Leveler, a single-knob software tool that automatically detects and fixes audio level inconsistencies

Magix Audio has a plug-in to Sound Forge Pro for the Mac and iZotope’s RX 6 and 7 Advanced audio editors include a module called “Leveler”. Both allow you to correct audio levels, and now Accusonus has such a module too.… Read More Accusonus releases ERA Voice Leveler, a single-knob software tool that automatically detects and fixes audio level inconsistencies