Do SC-Carbokab 225 and EMC-QUAD-EGB1 improve sound recordings?

When I reviewed SOMMER CABLE’s Epilogue, one of the best XLR (balanced; microphone) cables for studio monitors you can buy, I read a press release about two of their other cables. This is the review of the SC-Carbokab 225 and the SC-EMC-QUAD high-end cables covered by that press release.… Read More Do SC-Carbokab 225 and EMC-QUAD-EGB1 improve sound recordings?

Hear a difference a cable makes: the SOMMER Cable Epilogue

I am sort of a cable freak, so when I read claims that a cable sounds better because it has a very, very low wire-to-wire capacitance of 35 pF, I simply must know more about it and ideally try it out for myself. And that’s how I got to test a pair of the SOMMER Cable (in some countries sold under the brand name Hicon) microphone cable with the name Epilogue which is wrapped in a bright yellow sheath and fitted out with Neutrik “SATIN” XLR connectors, which have rotated, genuine gold-plated contacts in the male and female versions… Read More Hear a difference a cable makes: the SOMMER Cable Epilogue

NUGEN Audio Paragon, convolution reverb as you’ve rarely heard before

A few weeks back, NUGEN Audio announced its Paragon plug-in with a Youtube movie. It turned out the app the company have been working on is a convolution reverb. I was keen on reviewing Paragon as NUGEN Audio is one of only a handful companies in this industry that consistently develops high-quality, high-performance audio plug-ins. And Paragon doesn’t disappoint. It operates in up to 7.1.2 audio channels and it’s Dolby Atmos compatible.… Read More NUGEN Audio Paragon, convolution reverb as you’ve rarely heard before

Need a high-quality solution for interviews or documentaries? Check out DPA’s 4097 CORE Interview Kit

DPA Microphones had the brilliant idea to create the 4097 CORE Interview Kit that is a perfect fit for boom pole operators in the COVID-19 era. The 4097 CORE microphone is a Micro Shotgun Microphone with a super cardioid polar plot ending in a MicroDot cable of 1.8m and is blessed with a highly directional pick-up pattern.… Read More Need a high-quality solution for interviews or documentaries? Check out DPA’s 4097 CORE Interview Kit

Audio Hijack Live Stream Block streams audio to Youtube, Facebook, Periscope and others

When Covid–19 struck, Rogue Amoeba received extensive user requests to make live streaming available immediately as people are confined to their homes the world over. The Live Stream block supports live streaming audio to RTMP servers like YouTube Live, Twitch, and Periscope. It enables Audio Hijack users to deliver a live feed while recording a podcast or transmitting content like a concert. Listeners can tune in right through their browsers, as well as in branded apps.… Read More Audio Hijack Live Stream Block streams audio to Youtube, Facebook, Periscope and others

Fixing audio drift when capturing video and sound from different equipment

Whenever you’re recording audio from a different device than your camera and without the help of a timecode generator, it’s distinctly possible that you experience audio drift. That is, your camera’s audio output and your recording device’s output start in sync but drift apart along the way. It’s very frustrating and — except when one of your devices is broken, of course — very easy to solve. It all comes down to checking your settings.… Read More Fixing audio drift when capturing video and sound from different equipment